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The Samaritan (2012) Movie Information

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The Samaritan (2012)
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Overall Rank:

13280

Avg. Rating:

2.32/4

# of Ratings:

14

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

05/18/2012

DVD Release:

09/25/2012

Director:

David Weaver

Actors:

Samuel L. Jackson
Luke Kirby
Ruth Negga
Tom Wilkinson
Gil Bellows
Aaron Poole

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

After serving 20 years in prison, Foley just wants to start over and leave his old life of grifting behind, and when he meets Iris, he thinks he has found the woman to help him on his way. But his past isn't ready to let him go just yet. -- Chris Kavan

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Daniel Corleone 04/24/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

Foley (Samuel L. Jackson) leaves the grifter's life. He encounters Iris (Ruth Negga) and discovers a dark truth. Samuel L. Jackson was really emotional, humorous and gritty at the same time. Soundtrack was applicable for each intense scene and action was believable. Pace of the film was right and its twists were good in a way. Unfortunately, the premise was very similar to Oldboy and a touch of The Grifters. Screenplay was well thought of with a couple of good lines: Foley - "Nothing changes because unless you make it change" and Xavier (Tom Wilkinson) - "It's just money." Themes of grifting, family, sacrifices and crime were in full display. The Samaritan is smart, stylish and entertaining for its kind of neo-noir thriller.

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