No Good Deed (2003)



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Based on a story of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, the crime thriller The House on Turk Street was directed by veteran filmmaker Bob Rafelson. Cello-playing cop Jack Friar (Samuel L. Jackson) searches for a teenage runaway on Turk Street and ends up in the home of an elderly couple (Joss Ackland and Grace Zabriskie). The house also turns out to be the headquarters for a gang of criminals who are planning a bank robbery, and Jack is quickly held hostage. When Jack is left alone with gang … More

Rating: R (for violence, language and sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Christopher Canaan, Steve Barancik, Dashiell Hammett
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On DVD: Nov 11, 2003
Mac Releasing


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Critic Reviews for No Good Deed

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

It's an absorbing, atmospheric noir with nice little touches.

Full Review… | October 1, 2003
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

This undermarketed noir suffers because many of its characters don't seem to belong in the same universe.

Full Review… | September 20, 2003
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

... just a ridiculous story that layers one ridiculous, silly, contrivance after another.

Full Review… | September 15, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
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For all the talent on screen, no one has much chemistry.

Full Review… | September 11, 2003
Detroit Free Press
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Full Review… | September 13, 2003
Dallas Morning News
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Full Review… | March 27, 2009
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Audience Reviews for No Good Deed


No Good Deed is very reminiscent of your stereotypical 90's cops and robbers drama. It's fun, but there's' not much more you can say about it. The film unfolded in a very linear pattern and each character was stereotypical... nothing surprising.

I found my man Samuel L Jackson to be a little flat, as well as Jovovich. They seemed bored... but she still some how managed to find her way topless in front of the camera. Stellan Skarsgard however was exceptional....

If you're a fan of either of those 3, definitely give this film a shot. Or if you're interested in a typical cops and robbers movie, check it out.

Derek A

Super Reviewer

THe only good thing about this one was the Sam Jackson played a hardcore cello.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer


A slooooooooow moving and almost tormenting flick on a cello playing detective in search of a missing girl only to get caought up and kidnapped by some suspecting bank robbers.If a movie that drags along with minimal action excites you..pick it up.

Fascade Fiveoneeight

Super Reviewer

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