No Good Deed

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Dull, derivative, and generally uninspired, No Good Deed wastes its stars' talents -- and the audience's time.



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Terri (Taraji P. Henson), a devoted wife and mother of two, lives an ideal life that takes a dramatic turn when her home and children are threatened by Colin (Idris Elba), a charming stranger who smooth-talks his way into her house, claiming car trouble. The unexpected invitation leaves her and her family terrorized and fighting for survival. (C) Sony

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All Critics (56) | Top Critics (16)

  • Not content with painting Idris Elba's escaped convict Colin as a thoroughly bad sort, the suspense-free home invasion movie No Good Deed has a score that assaults us with histrionic crashes and bangs.

    Nov 21, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
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  • This clunkingly terrible film is a baffling career move for Elba, and a waste of co-star Taraji P Henson.

    Nov 20, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • There should be something more exhilarating about the violent and hopeful epilogue finale than there is.

    Sep 17, 2014 | Full Review…
  • It's a little dumb (OK, maybe more than a little), but "No Good Deed" is an otherwise brisk, efficient thriller that won't punish audiences who drop in.

    Sep 14, 2014 | Full Review…
  • No Good Deed practically fetishizes the brutality Idris Elba's character inflicts on a number of women. It sexualizes him as a killing machine. It wants us to salivate over him and tremble before him simultaneously.

    Sep 14, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • The final plot twist is about as fiendishly clever as an episode of General Hospital. Is that a spoiler? You're welcome.

    Sep 12, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Top Critic

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