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Bad Samaritan is a Good Thrill Ride

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Submitted by Bethany on Mon, 05/07/2018 - 21:39
Rating
4

I have to say I'm a huge fan of David Tennant (despite never having watched Dr. Who), so that might color my opinion of this movie.  He makes an excellent bad guy (seriously, go watch season 1 of Jessica Jones on Netflix if you haven't already) and I kinda love to hate him.  His character in this movie was creepy and awful and fun to watch. 

The story follows a young man who runs a robbery scheme with a friend through their valet stand.  While unsuspecting customers dine in the restaurant, they use their car to enter the victims homes and rob them, then make it look like a regular break in.  On this particular night, Sean enters the home of Cale Erendreich (David Tennant) and thinks he has struck gold, until he finds a girl tied up and beaten in the office.  What follows is a cat and mouse game as Sean tries to save the girl, and Cale makes it his mission to ruin Sean's life.  

Now, there were definitely parts of the movie that could have been more fleshed out.  We got bits and pieces of Cale's background and motivations for his evil deeds, but I would have enjoyed much more.  There were some unrealistic things that were major plot drivers like the idea that everyone keeps a file on their computer that contains all of their passwords.  But overall it felt like an extra long episode of one of my favorite crime shows, and I'm a sucker for those things, so I enjoyed it!