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Bad Samaritan

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6.41 h 50 min2018X-Ray15
David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Robert Sheehan (Misfits) star in this dark, twisty mind games thriller. Struggling artist Sean who has a sideline in burglary, hits the jackpot when he breaks into the luxurious home of the wealthy Cale. But when Sean discovers a woman chained up in the house, he is soon dangerously embroiled in a vicious game of cat and mouse with a merciless psychopath. Unmissable!
Directors
Dean Devlin
Starring
David TennantKerry CondonRobert Sheehan
Genres
HorrorSuspense
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Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Jacqueline Byers
Studio
Signature Entertainment
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4.2 out of 5 stars

778 global ratings

  1. 59% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 21% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 11% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 6% of reviews have 1 stars
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DragonflyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 September 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Actually a really good Movie
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I was pleasantly surprised by this film. Its dark...its creepy...it makes you jump...brilliant thriller

Don't listen to it being compared to silence of the lambs or American psycho - its neither in the same context as these films. Watch it just for the movie it is and you will like it.

David Tenant would not be my first choice as a creepy character but actually he does play it fairly well. I really enjoyed this movie. It had me gripped. It was dark and a bit warped. Clever idea.

Watch it!
26 people found this helpful
Rowena HoseasonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 June 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Dodgy American accents are the least of its problems
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Oh boy, this was bad.
The plot feels vaguely familiar; lowlife penny-ante housebreaker discovers woman imprisoned in posh house by snarling psychopath. Tea-leaf fails to free her and, by the time he gets the police involved, the psycho has successfully obscured his hideous hobby of high-tech manipulation and power-tool mutilation.

Irritated at the interruption, psycho-nutter-killer turns his attention to ruining the life of the street-scum – who is of course a nice boy really with artistic talents and a heart of gold.
Killer zooms around the plot in a Maserati (presumably equipped with a cloaking device cos no one seems to notice it), doing increasingly impossible things (the logistics of which are infuriatingly never explained), picking off daft lad’s friends and family with escalating extreme prejudice while building up to the Insidious End of his current captive. Yet despite the killer’s ability to track anyone, anywhere and blow things up with aplomb (and explosives, obvs), he still leaves his prey an obvious getout from every trap.
Meanwhile, a lone investigator in the FBI is the only person who believes what’s going on, as it ties in with her cold-case serial killer investigation. Yawn.
It’s all a bit rubbish, really.
And the performances! Yoiks. Never mind ‘knuckle-chewing suspense’, this film features carpet-chewing ham-acting of the first order. Tennant may have his fans from his time-travel days but he’s a long way from Brian Cox, Anthony Hopkins or Mads Mikkelsen. He might’ve been aiming for Lecter but he delivered Ming The Merciless.

Somehow we watched this to the end, but it didn’t get any better…
5/10
6 people found this helpful
What She SaidReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 August 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Content warning: opens with a (stylized) scene of animal abuse
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Before you watch this movie you should know it opens with a scene of animal abuse. The scene is stylized and not realistic at all; however, the animal's distress really came across to me, and I stopped watching.

I'm not generally squeamish: as far as I'm concerned, Midsommar is a rom-com. But the start of this film really upset me, so I thought I should put this out there.

For all I know, the rest of this film could be amazing, but I'll never find out.
9 people found this helpful
Pomy CollingwoodReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 July 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
...seen worse...
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This film is like they wrote 2 scripts - for two different movies - and mashed 'em together at one point. In some of the scenes it plays the calm-&-wise-psycho-nutter-kinda-flicks card, then it lapses into a thrown-together-overnite story straight-2-TV before 10 P.M. - Now, the latter parts of the production is full of plot holes to the point when you start to get annoyed by the cheap stupidity of characters [ or the scriptwright himself ] and it sidetracks your attention coz the plot seems to grind to a crawl every now and again, like they actually wanted the viewer to notice the foolish anomalies within the scenes and the unrealistic actions of the present characters. I'm not even going deeper here...
As for the first bit of the idea in the film, with the baddie nutcase being copied from the - not too good model of - "American Psycho" David T remains the Doctor, no matter how hard he tries. Same mimics, movements and most notably eye-rolling, like the Time Man has and it makes you think of Dr Who behind the scenes when he's having a tantrum for his cuppa gone cold.

All in all it's worse 3 stars, the story had to be told - again - of course and there are points when one can actually forget that it's 1 hour and 50 minutes long for some of the crew [ make-up, background, cinematography and the on-location scenes ] did a good job from their part. You can only work what they give ya, I'd say, they were given this mishmash of a tale with actors that wouldn't be bad but the characters weren't too good either. Seen worse, tho'...
4 people found this helpful
amazon fanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 March 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Bad at being a good samaritan
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I really liked this after buying it on a whim and going by reviews. A-list actors so worth a shot and pleased with my purchase. Just my genre, good acting from the leads and Tenant's character gets exactly what he deserves. You know what they say about killers starting with animals and moving on to people. Sheehan's character is very creditable and there is a back story as well. The suspense kicks off within minutes and keeps you interested to the end. The film also shows the sinister side of what technology can be used for. All in all a win win, highly recommended.
5 people found this helpful
Online shopperReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 November 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A MUST SEE !!!!!!
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Brilliant film and it was excellent to see the great David Tennant who usually plays Good guy roles play such an evil messed up character and play it well its not a high budget smash and blow it up over the top Hollywood flick but I like that and thought it was brilliant from start to finish and thought it was a good old fashioned suspense movie which we need to see more of...
12 people found this helpful
J. McDonaldReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Bad Samaritan.
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I saw this thriller on TV a while back and enjoyed it, so I got it on DVD.
David Tenant plays a rich, entitled and rather nasty individual who – when his house is burgled by one of a pair of car valets who use customers vehicles and details to rob homes – discovers that Tenant's character is holding a woman captive and is probably a serial killer; it's entertaining and although a little iffy in places plot-wise, it's a far better movie than some of the negative reviews here would have you believe.
I enjoyed it as a genre picture well-played, and effectively tense; watch it for yourself and make your own mind up.
The standard UK DVD release has some deleted scenes and a very brief behind the scenes featurette (1 minute 30 seconds to be precise). English subtitles are available if required.
TinkReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 April 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
bit rubbish
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First off what sort of Rich guy with all those gadgets doesnt have an alarm that goes off when there is an intruder in the house especially when he has someone tied up inside.

THen there is why the heck do people have their home addresses programmed into their sat navs utter idiocy.

I mean rich affleuent neighbour hood and there is strange falling to bits car parked on the street for a couple of days and no one noticed it. Three break ins to same house in a few days and again no one notices. Dont even get me started on the accents lol. Far too many plot holes and stuff that just didnt make sense.
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