New No Good Deed 2014 Movie Received Mostly Negative Reviews From Major Critics
Screen Gems (Sony) released their new thriller film, “No Good Deed,” into theaters this past Thursday, September 11th, and all the reviews are in from the top,major movie critics. It turns out that this film came far from resonating with them as most of them damn near hated it with an overall 27 score out of a possible 100 over at the Metacritic.com site.
The movie stars: Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo and Henry Simmons. We posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Lindsey Bahr from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 50 score, saying: “There’s an intriguing premise buried in there that could have resulted in a smart look inside the mind of a malignant narcissist (which, the movie reminds us over and over again, was Jeffrey Dahmer’s diagnosis too).”
Dennis Harvey from Variety, gave it a 40 score, stating: “Ensuing action is tamely PG-13 in terms of graphic violence. Despite competent performances and packaging, dialogue and situations in Aimee Lagos’ script are too routine to create much excitement.”
Frank Scheck over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 30 grade. He claimed: “Elba, who recruited his former Luther director Miller into the project, gives the film more dignity than it deserves, and Henson delivers a performance of complex emotional shadings. But their fine work is utterly wasted in this B-movie exploitation thriller that would barely make for passable viewing on late night cable television.”
Peter Sobczynski from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 25 grade, saying: “In order to keep the flimsy narrative going, both allegedly brilliant characters are forced to act like morons throughout.”
Ben Kenigsberg from The New York Times, gave it an awful 20 grade. He said: “Even without Mr. Rice in the news, No Good Deed would be damaged goods: an inert “Cape Fear” rehash that can’t seem to choose its favorite contrivance.”
Finally, Joe Neumaier over at the New York Daily News, gave it the absolute worst score a film can get with a big, fat 0. He claimed: “No Good Deed is an example of the worst kind of exploitative thriller — and it’s being released during the worst possible week.” Ouch! Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.