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R| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
After many years in prison, a former grifter (Samuel L. Jackson) tries to go straight, but the son (Luke Kirby) of his former partner insists on learning the game and relieving a feared gangster (Tom Wilkinson) of $8 million.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson , Luke Kirby , Ruth Negga , Tom Wilkinson , Deborah Kara Unger , Martha Burns , Alan C. Peterson , Aaron Poole

Director: David Weaver

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: IFC Films

The Samaritan (2012)

Release Date: May 18th, 2012|1 hr. 33 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • The most charitable approach to this unfortunate diversion in Jackson's career would be to pretend it never happened. Now, who wants to go see "The Avengers" again? show more

  • A gritty serving of pulp fiction masterfully perpetrated by Samuel L. Jackson as a philosophical ex-con trying to buck the considerable odds by taking a shot at redemption. show more

  • Svelte enough in its reassembling of familiar elements to be, for a while, as comfortably pleasant as sipping on what once used to be your go-to drink - until The Samaritan takes a jarring turn right out of Park Chan-wook, and from there takes a tumble into ludicrousness from which it doesn't recover. show more

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