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No Good Deed (2002 – R)

April 28, 2009

Originally posted on January 3, 2004


In No Good Deed, aka The House on Turk Street, a grand theft auto cop gets involved in a bank robbing scheme that quickly escalates to homicidal levels.

Story = 14


Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgård, Doug Hutchison, Grace Zabriskie, Joss Ackland, and Jonathan Higgins.  A mediocre cast at best.  This film would have been greatly improved if the main villain, Skarsgård, would have been someone better suited for the part.  I just wasn’t feeling Skarsgård.  Jovovich, Jackson, Zabriskie, and Ackland all did ok, but no one turned in an Oscar performance.

Cast = 14


Nothing but the standard back drop themes for an action/drama.

Soundtrack/Score = 04

Quote/Catch Phrase

I know that Jackson had a couple of nice lines, but I can’t remember em.  I also remember that they weren’t that great, just kind of nice.

Quote/Catch Phrase = 08


Samuel L. Jackson was wasted on this film.  It was fairly predictable, but I really didn’t find myself trying to figure much out.  I think that was due to a combination of force fed foreshadowing, weak acting, and a run of the mill script.  A better villain, and an engaging soundtrack could have overcome the shortcomings of the script, but alas neither was properly implemented.  If you are bored and this film is on FX or something, go ahead and watch away.  I wouldn’t recommend renting it though.

Rewatchability = 12

Total Score = 52

Not the worst movie I have ever seen, but not real good either.  It was ok.

(EDIT from 2009 – I could not remember this film even after reading the review.  I recognized some things from the trailer, but still can’t really remember much about the film.  That can’t be a good sign.)

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