The Samaritan Poster

Release Date: May 18th, 2012

DVD Release Date: September 25th, 2012

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

Distributors: IFC Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The Samaritan isn't a great noir, but it's true to the tradition and gives Samuel L. Jackson one of his best recent roles. 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

  • 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

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