No Good Deed

Film, Thrillers
2 out of 5 stars
No Good Deed

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

This predictable home-invasion drama could have benefitted from more complexity – or at least a few more viewings of David Fincher’s ‘Panic Room’. The characters’ inexplicable behaviour occurs over a series of bizarre sequences set in a large suburban home too slick and glossy for a genre that screams for dark and gloomy. Idris Elba is sort of convincing as Colin, a deranged escaped convict who tricks his way through the door of stay-at-home mum Terri (Taraji P Henson). Her effort to be trusting and inviting is hard to buy; you won’t be alone in wondering if anyone could be so naïve. The film’s saving grace is a good scene in which Terri finally battles the invader – a shot of self-empowerment a touch too late. This is less a thrill ride and more a slow train pulling up at the station.

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Release details

Rated:
15
Release date:
Friday November 21 2014
Duration:
84 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Sam Miller
Screenwriter:
Aimee Lagos
Cast:
Idris Elba
Taraji P. Henson
Leslie Bibb