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Meeting Evil (2012)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  30 March 2012 (USA)
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John is taken on a murder-fueled ride by a mysterious stranger that transforms the weak-willed, disillusioned husband and father into a desperate hero willing to go to any length to protect his family.



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The real estate agent John is down on his luck: he has been just fired from his job; his home has been sent into foreclosure; and his marriage is going downhill. On his birthday, his wife Joanie has an argument with him and she takes their children walking. Out of the blue, stranger Richie knocks on his front door and asks for help, since his car is not starting. John helps to push the car but hurts his leg, and Richie offers to take him to the hospital. Richie is inconvenient and along their journey, John realizes that the man is a psychopath killer that commits a spree killing everywhere they go. Then, Richie releases John on the road and tells him that he will pay a visit to Joanie and his children. Meanwhile, the police detectives Frank and his partner Latisha Rogers suspect that John is the serial-killer and they pressure Joanie to tell where John might be. Further, they discover that John and Joanie are cheating each other with a colleague and with a worker respectively. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Richie: If you wanna believe the lie, then go on living your life. But the world is evil, John. It's just plain evil. That's the truth.
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stupid movie, what was Samuel Jackson thinking?
18 May 2012 | by (downtown, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Luke Wilson's character is really down on his luck. Bills past due fill the mailbox; he's lost his job. Then a mysterious stranger shows up at his door who "wants to help". The two at first form a tenuous friendship which turns into a delirious journey through murder and mayhem. Sound good? Actually, I would have given this film a 1 star rating had it not been for Samuel Jackson's performance as a menacing, maniacal character; a sort of stock character for Jackson, but still done well. Otherwise, the movie is a silly, nonsensical trip through misogyny and psychopathy, that seems as aimless as the lead duo's murder-infested road trip. The film hints that it's heading in several different directions, tries to add sub-plots to this no-plot movie, as the viewer tries to guess: Is Jackson the devil? A serial Killer? Freddie Kruger? Nothing pans out and the viewer, if he or she tried to make sense of it, is left befuddled and annoyed at its vacuous ending. Again, what was Samuel Jackson thinking when he made this movie? Probably just thinking about his bank account.

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