No Good Deed
No Good Deed (2014)

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,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 12, 2014
DVD Release Date: January 6, 2015
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Wesley Morris

There should be something more exhilarating about the violent and hopeful epilogue finale than there is.

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Rafer Guzman

The final plot twist is about as fiendishly clever as an episode of General Hospital. Is that a spoiler? You're welcome.

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Jason Solomons
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

Although this must be one of the first movies in which an African American character goes golfing, aside from that cultural milestone it is notable for little else.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Lindsey Bahr
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Brooke Corso
The Monitor (McAllen, TX)

For such a short movie, it takes so long to get past the bonding that once the situation becomes evidently dangerous, no amount of tension has built to sustain the rest of the film.

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Christy Lemire

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.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

No Good Deed is an example of the worst kind of exploitative thriller.

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J. Olson

It's too pointless to be even a guilty pleasure, plunging past "low rent" into "no rent" territory, dragging two competent performers down into the mud with it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
Here is a very standard home invasion thriller. Only difference is it's a black cast, and a good cast at that. Idris Elba stars as Colin, a man who… More
Jeff Boam
A criminal waste of talent and the audience's time, this No Good flick only ends up punishing viewers of its insufferably formulaic deeds. With dialogue… More
Nate Zoebl
Truthfully, I likely never would have seen No Good Deed in the theater if it weren't for two events. It's not that it looked especially heinous, just… More
Markus Robinson
At the end of the day "No Good Deed" may only work to reinforce the of stereotype of the "angry black man", but due to a good hour of… More