Parents' Guide to

No Good Deed

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Women, children in peril in truly terrible thriller.

Movie R 2014 84 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 15+

This title has:

Too much violence
age 15+

Good movie!

Me ad my husband really enjoyed the movie, lots of suspense and unexpected. Yes very violent but not sex. Fine for 15, 16 year olds not younger kids.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (7):

Henson is usually the best thing in whatever project she's working on, and NO GOOD DEED is no exception ... though the rest of the movie is garbage. To start, it's a stupid thriller that depends on all of its characters being idiots. Terri is supposed to be a criminal prosecutor who specializes in cases of violence against women, yet she makes one rookie mistake after another.

When the characters can't rely on stupidity to move the plot forward, a rash of dumb coincidences and cliches gets the job done. Elba plays an indestructible killer who keeps going after many bashes on the head and stabs in the stomach, and poor Bibb gets killed after talking too much about sex. Then there's the fact that the film's worst violence is directed at women. Not to mention that, from the point of view of a white director, it is very poor representation of African-Americans. The first two words of the title effectively sum up this terrible movie.

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