An unstable escaped convict terrorizes a woman who is alone with her two children.An unstable escaped convict terrorizes a woman who is alone with her two children.An unstable escaped convict terrorizes a woman who is alone with her two children.
A lonely mother invites a handsome car-accident victim into her home. Desperate for a little attention, she doesn't realize she's entertaining a sociopathic, yet charming, escaped convict. In one terrifying night her life completely changes as she fights for her own life and the lives of her children in No Good Deed. —Anonymous
A protagonist that it is impossible to root for
Whoever wrote this does not know how to write female or male characters. That, or this person really thinks quite lowly of women. All the women in this movie are unintelligent, nags, over-sexualized teases, weak, and liars who don't respect men. I don't think the makers were intending to make some general comment on gender. I think this is just people who don't know how to write good characters, so they rely on weak stereotypes. Even the men are huge idiots. Every character is too stupid to be real. In general, if you are too stupid to know how to stop your own car alarm (put the keys in the ignition,) you are likely too stupid to pull off, let alone survive a home-invasion. The beginning of the movie sets up Elba's character well enough, but after that initial scene, everything is downhill. The first half of the movie is just more set-up, and it is excruciating in how stupid it is. The protagonist doesn't just make bad choices. She ceases to act like a human woman. She lacks any boundaries or general aptitudes. By the time anything happens, you can't stand the protagonist, and the antagonist is a cartoon villain. All he was missing was a long mustache to twirl, and a set of train tracks to tie Henson to. Overall, too predictable to enjoy, with characters too stupid to ever want to encounter again. Well-shot, with a not-bad soundtrack, but oh so dumb. Skip this one. Catch this cast in something else.
- Feb 14, 2021
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