Bad Samaritan Reviews

August 24, 2018
The debut director Dean Devlin clearly has Hitchcockian pretensions, even if the sleazy thrills he offers lunge closer towards torture porn.
August 24, 2018
What is David Tennant doing in this fantastically charmless and unpleasant film?
May 10, 2018
This is yet another chapter in "When Smart Movies Turn Dumb."
Top Critic
May 7, 2018
Bad Samaritan is a well-directed thriller with knuckle-chewing suspense.
May 5, 2018
The former 'Doctor Who' star David Tennant enlivens this stock thriller about scam artists and serial torturers - but it's still a mess. Tennant deserves better. So do audiences.
May 4, 2018
A thief breaks into the house of a serial killer. He doesn't know what to do next, and neither does the movie.
May 4, 2018
While Bad Samaritan isn't exactly a good film, it is weirdly charming, thanks to its creators' exuberant commitment to unabashedly tacky ideas.
May 4, 2018
A few plot contrivances aside, the unspectacular Bad Samaritan is tense and disturbing enough, and worth its weight in popcorn.
May 4, 2018
"Bad Samaritan" isn't trying to be steak, it's a burger and fries at a greasy diner. But sometimes that's what you crave, and "Bad Samaritan" hits the spot.
May 4, 2018
There's frightfully little atmosphere to this film - anything from creepy sound design to evocative cinematography - rendering the flaws in the story all too visible.
May 4, 2018
Plays like an unambitious episode of "Black Mirror"...
May 3, 2018
An audaciously wacky film, and the filmmakers manage to get a few things just right.
May 3, 2018
The main issue is that we're not given enough context to understand the characters' motivations or care much about their eventual fates.
May 3, 2018
"Bad Samaritan" is a horrible little movie with two things going for it: one wigged-out performance and one genuinely terrific line that's so great, you want to be able to say that it saves the film.
May 3, 2018
A pretty slick thriller that proves, if nothing else, that not enough films are shot in Portland, Ore.
May 3, 2018
This comparatively low-budget effort represents a marked improvement from Devlin's debut theatrical feature, Geostorm, which was among last year's very worst films.
May 3, 2018
It's all thoroughly unpleasant, but then, that's what audiences for this kind of movie want from the experience, so consider it a success of sorts.
May 2, 2018
Bad Samaritan could have been a gem, if only it had put as much effort into its story as its setup.
May 2, 2018
Devlin...handles the proceedings like Adrian Lyne (who directed "Fatal Attraction") on HGH supplements (and divested of over a third of Mr. Lyne's visual elegance, such as it is).
May 2, 2018
A low-budget serial killer thriller so ludicrous and imbecilic that it's almost charming. Almost.