No Good Deed
No Good Deed (2003)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 12, 2003
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2003
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

For all the talent on screen, no one has much chemistry.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Admirers of the cast or of Bob Rafelson would do all concerned parties a very good deed by not witnessing their combined embarrassment.

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Ellen Fox
Chicago Tribune

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

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Flawed but passable noir.

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Gee. No wonder I never heard of this.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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

Pete Croatto

doesn't make an ounce of sense

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A dull, stolid attempt at a contemporary film noir, clumsily constructed and loaded with bad hard-boiled dialogue, slack direction and stilted acting...a no good movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Derek A
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… More
Deb S
Samuel L. Jackson plays a cop who works in grand theft auto, but decides to help a grieving neighbor by finding her runaway daughter, believed to be with a… More
Curtis Lilly
THe only good thing about this one was the Sam Jackson played a hardcore cello.
Fascade Fiveoneeight
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… More