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.Written by
The term malignant narcissist is used to describe Idris Elba's character by a member of the parole board, Idris uses the same term to describe a suspect in the first episode of Luther. See more »
While Terri is speaking to her unexpected guest, a pan is on the cook top containing what are apparently two glass baby bottles inside for sterilization. She returns to the stove and the bottles are on the counter. See more »
Mommy, where's daddy?
Could you step out of the car? Were you trying to signal me with your headlights?
I can't say anything now
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An alternate take of Terry's "Fuck you.... I said, 'Fuck you'" was shot for television, with the dialogue changed to "Go to hell.... I said, 'Go to hell.'" See more »
"No Good Deed" isn't a bad home invasion thriller, but it's completely unremarkable, and merely satisfied with fitting a standard studio woman-in-peril mould. It's not difficult to tell where the events are all leading right from the beginning.
To its credit, the performances from Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson and Leslie Bibb are decent, and the film manages one strong suspense sequence early on (Elba's first encounter with his ex-girlfriend after he leaves prison). There's also one mildly surprising twist in the final third, but its not enough to save a tepid, predictable middle section.
"Deed" is a film is enjoyed best as mindless entertainment on a rainy, stormy night (like the one in the film), with the proviso that you expect a film that trots along an utterly formulaic, seen-it-before path.
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