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The Samaritan (I) (2012)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  20 April 2012 (UK)
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After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

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Miro (as A.C. Peterson)
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Vernon Hicks
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Construction Worker
Frank Moore ...
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After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

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You've got to know a secret to tell a secret.

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Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,744 (USA) (18 May 2012)

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$1,744 (USA) (18 May 2012)
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Samuel L. Jackson and Ruth Negga also appear in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D together See more »

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Foley: [Handing Ethan his gun] If he's touched her, kill yourself.
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A movie with an overused idea that really drug in the beginning but the last 15 minutes was pretty good. It's OK. I say C+.
10 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Nothing changes unless you make it change." After 20 years in prison for killing his friend Foley (Jackson) is out and is determined to go straight. Less then a day after being released he runs into some old friends and discovers the old life isn't easy to escape from and the only way out is to go back in. I have to start by saying that I have never been a Samual L. Jackson fan. I liked him in "Pulp Fiction" but he plays that character in every movie that he has done (except "Resurrecting The Champ"). This movie is no different, although for some of it he is toned down and isn't screaming every line. The movie itself is really not original. Guy gets out of jail and wants to go legit...meets people he used to know...has to pull off one last job...yada yada yada. While the ending of the movie is really good and helps the movie getting to the end is a struggle. Some parts are good while others are pretty boring and tends to drag on. There are really interesting plot points that are brought up and forgot about which makes no sense. The movie isn't all bad though and if you are a Sam Jackson fan you will really enjoy this one. For me the last movie he did "Meeting Evil" was much better. Overall, not a bad movie but nothing to rush and see. I give it a C+.


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