No Good Deed
JACKSON,SAMUEL L.

No Good Deed

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Product Description Samuel L. Jackson (S.W.A.T., Basic, XXX), Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc), Stellan Skarsgard (The Glass House, Ronin), and Doug Hutchinson (The Green Mile, The Salton Sea) star in this pulse-pounding crime thriller based on a work by Dashiell Hammett and directed by the acclaimed Oscar(r) 1970, Five Easy Pieces, best picture nominee Bob Rafelson (Five Easy Pieces, Blood and Wine). A missing persons investigation escalates into a deadly game of cat and mouse when detective Jack (Jackson) is captured and held hostage by a gang of brutal thieves in the process of an elaborate bank robbery. Cruel mastermind Tyrone (Skarsgard), manipulative girlfriend Erin (Jovovich), and deranged henchman Hoop (Hutchinson) are locked in a dangerous web of deceit, double-cross and romantic intrigue, making Jack a pawn in the lethal high stakes plot. Against all odds,Erin and Jack find themselves erotically drawn to each other, igniting a volatile love triangle tha Amazon.com Echoes of The Maltese Falcon reverberate through No Good Deed, a loose, updated adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's kidnapped-cop tale The House on Turk Street. Unfortunately, the film proves an interesting disaster at best, certain to leave fans of noir director Bob Rafelson ( Blood and Wine) wondering what happened. Samuel L. Jackson plays lonely police detective and amateur cellist Jack Friar, whose search for a missing girl results in being taken captive by a motley gang of dreamers, lost souls, and psychopaths on the eve of a bank heist. Left alone with an armed but sympathetic, Russian-classical-pianist-turned-femme-fatale (Milla Jovovich), Jack finds someone to save. But the film's credulity is lost when Rafelson fails to convince us that Jack's honor-bound refusal to escape, despite a prime opportunity while nuzzling the defenseless Milla, is a good and honorable thing. One can feel authentic Hammett themes stirring here, but it's not enough. --Tom Keogh