5.6/10
9,114
54 user 47 critic

The Samaritan (2012)

Trailer
2:21 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

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.

Director:

David Weaver

Writers:

Elan Mastai (screenplay), David Weaver (screenplay)
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Meeting Evil (2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

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.

Director: Chris Fisher
Stars: Luke Wilson, Samuel L. Jackson, Leslie Bibb
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A District Attorney has his life turned upside down when he's involved in a hit and run and another man is arrested for his crime and charged with murder.

Director: Peter Howitt
Stars: Dominic Cooper, Samuel L. Jackson, Gloria Reuben
Unthinkable (2010)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an F.B.I. Agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.

Director: Gregor Jordan
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Based on a true story, a troubled and racist African-American L.A.P.D. Officer will stop at nothing to force out a friendly interracial couple who just moved in next door to him.

Director: Neil LaBute
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington
The Man (2005)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Special Agent Derrick Vann is a man out to get the man who killed his partner, but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fiddler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack of getting in Vann's way.

Director: Les Mayfield
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy, Miguel Ferrer
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.

Director: Rod Lurie
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Directors: Kitao Sakurai, Boaz Yakin
Stars: Hannah Nichole Cruise, Suzi Cruise, Nick Fink
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Parents blame Samuel L. Jackson for their children's mishaps after seeing a movie with him in it.

Director: Zoe Jackson
Stars: Nicole Byer, D'Arcy Carden, Eugene Cordero
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Frank Vega and Bernie Pope return, this time to Louisiana in an attempt to find a kidnapped friend.

Director: Craig Moss
Stars: Danny Trejo, Danny Glover, John Amos
Kite (2014)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

After her cop father is killed, a young woman tracks the murderer down with the help of his ex-partner.

Director: Ralph Ziman
Stars: India Eisley, Jaco Muller, Annabel Linder
Gospel Hill (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A former Sheriff of the southern town dealing with past sins, and a former civil rights worker, withdrawn since the martyrdom of his brother thirty years before, confront a threat to their town.

Director: Giancarlo Esposito
Stars: Chloe Bailey, Adam Baldwin, Angela Bassett
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth.

Director: F. Gary Gray
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Foley
Luke Kirby ... Ethan
Ruth Negga ... Iris
A.C. Peterson ... Miro
Gil Bellows ... Bartender Bill
Aaron Poole ... Jake
Tom McCamus ... Deacon
Martha Burns ... Gretchen
Deborah Kara Unger ... Helena
Tom Wilkinson ... Xavier
Rob Archer ... Vernon Hicks
Diana Leblanc ... Celia
Rufus Crawford ... Construction Foreman
Andrew Butcher Andrew Butcher ... Construction Worker
Frank Moore ... Walker
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Samaritan See more »

Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,744, 20 May 2012

Gross USA:

$2,521

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,220
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Samaritan was Samuel L. Jackson's character's nickname in Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995). See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, when Iris is shot and needs a blood transfusion, Foley tells the doctor to use his blood because 'it will work.' However, parents are not automatically compatible blood donors to children. They could actually have different blood types which are incompatible. See more »

Quotes

Foley: [Handing Ethan his gun] If he's touched her, kill yourself.
See more »

Soundtracks

Cost is Too High (Not To Love)
Written & Performed by Adaline
Courtesy of Light Organ Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Very good film noir
22 April 2012 | by mizwrightSee all my reviews

Samuel Jackson, executive producer, takes a big gamble with this movie because of its genre: film noir. These movies aren't made anymore. At one time they were prominent with stars like Barbara Stanwyck, Jimmy Cagney, Humphrey Bogart. The bad girl, the man she strings along, the steal, the con. Film noir is one of my favorite genres and I'm sorry that we don't have the pleasure of seeing them like we did.

This is an indy film, and will probably be released to the art houses. It's a good movie. Smart script, good acting. Twists and turns and a major surprise about mid-way that may make you stop the tape, walk away take a breath, come back and continue watching. I saw this video on demand. Jackson gives a worthy Oscar-rated performance, but I doubt since this is an indy movie and won't be seen by many he will get it. The main female actress, Ruth Negga, is a standout as the lost soul who gets used by man after man and finally with the help of the con Foley (Jackson) gets a second chance in life.


36 of 49 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 54 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed