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The Samaritan


Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality and drug use.

R In Theaters 05/18/2012 , 93min.
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May 23, 2012
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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. Full Review
Andrew Pulver
The Guardian
A clotted, knotted, twisty noir that is, unfortunately, short on the required atmosphere. Full Review
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine
The Samaritan treads a fine line between film-noir moodiness and crime-thriller triteness, mostly settling for the latter. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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? Full Review
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
No one expects a Samuel L. Jackson thriller to be Shakespeare, but David Weaver's wanna-be '70s-grindhouse cheapie doesn't even achieve serviceability. Full Review

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