No Good Deed
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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There should be something more exhilarating about the violent and hopeful epilogue finale than there is."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"The final plot twist is about as fiendishly clever as an episode of General Hospital. Is that a spoiler? You're welcome."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"No Good Deed promises little, but, to its credit, it largely lives up to that promise. You don't need to lower your expectations for the film; it lowers them for you, roundly but quietly apologizing at every turn for not being better than it is."
‑ Andy Crump, Paste Magazine
"begins as a not incompetent home-invasion thriller and ends with a nifty punch line about female empowerment. The problem is everything in between."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"Not only did the "twist" they had been endlessly hyping come across as a limp afterthought, but the movie itself is a gruelingly unpleasant slog. "No Good Deed" deserves to be punished."
‑ Drew Taylor, The Playlist
"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."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"With performers as strong as Henson and Elba, and the guidance of director Sam Miller, who's worked with Elba in a handful of Luther episodes, it should have yielded more. The trite third act reveal only further sours the wasted potential."
‑ Lindsey Bahr, Entertainment Weekly
"A cunningly calculated pulp thriller that coincidentally arrives at a moment when outrage over violence against women has become impossible for even the NFL to ignore."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"There's no good brain in No Good Deed."
‑ Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve
"The first two words of the title effectively sum up this terrible movie."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"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."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"No Good Deed is an example of the worst kind of exploitative thriller."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"No Good Deed slouches toward its inevitable conclusion much like that rough beast to Bethlehem, falling apart and lacking all conviction."
‑ Josh Kupecki, Austin Chronicle
"The suits at Screen Gems had the right idea. They just failed to carry it through. Their mistake wasn't scrapping the picture's press screenings. It was failing to scrap them all."
‑ Rick Kisonak, Film Threat
"Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson are great actors, but No Good Deed is silly and cliché-riddled in spite of itself from beginning till end."
‑ Adam A. Donaldson, We Got This Covered
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