Sunday, 28 June 2015

Blu-ray Review: No Good Deed

No Good Deeds
Director: Bob Rafelson
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgård
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Retail: $14.98
Running Time: 98 minutes
Rating: R
Buy Link: Amazon


Arriving on Blu-ray for the first time from Mill Creek Entertainment on July 7th is the 2002 thriller from director Bob Rafelson, titled No Good Deed. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich and Stellan Skarsgård. There are no special features or extras on the single-dis.

Long before Samuel L. Jackson wore an eye patch for "The Avengers" and Stellan Skarsgård played Dr. Erik Selvig in the "Thor" films, the actors teamed up for No Good Deed. Jackson plays diabetic police detective Jack Friar. Though he normally works only on grand theft auto cases, he decideds to help out his neighbors by retrieving their daughter who has been staying on Turk Street with her boyfriend.

With only a picture of the daughter's boyfriend to work with, Friar goes door to door on Turk Street looking for her. This when he meets Mr. & Mrs. Quarre (played by Joss Ackland & Grace Zabriskie), whom nicely invites him into their home, which turns out to be a troubling mistake for Friar as the criminal known as Hoop (played by Doug Hutchison) steps out of the shadows with a gun. Despite trying to tell Hoop about the girl he is looking for, Friar is taken hostage.

Friar quickly finds out that both Mr. and Mrs. Quarre and Hoop work for Tyrone (played Stellan Skarsgård), a criminal who plans on robbing a bank with the help of a inside banker (played by Jonathan Higgins) and a young woman Erin (Milla Jovovich).

When things don't exactly go as plan, Firar's only chance of survival is to trust Erin with his life.

While I do consider myself somewhat of a movie buff, I've never heard of No Good Deed until heard about the Blu-ray release. I'm not the biggest fan of Samuel L. Jackson, but I do like Milla Jovovich in the Resident Evil films, which was the only reason why I wanted to review this title. To me, the movie has an old-fashioned film noir feel to it that helps set up the atmosphere and plot. Like I already said, I had never seen the movie before, so I don't know what the video quality was like on the DVD, but the film looks great on Blu-ray. Overall, No Good Deed is surprisingly well-crafted thriller from beginning to end.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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