No Good Deed

Trouble invades the Atlanta suburbs, in particular the home of Terri (Taraji P. Henson), a stable wife and mother who, late one rainy night, opens her door to Colin (Idris Elba), an endlessly charming and even more dangerous convict on the lam. The most immediate thought that comes to mind, beyond the clichéd notion that “no good deed goes unpunished,” is that television director Sam Miller (Low Winter Sun and Luther, among others) has given audiences the polar opposite to Jason Reitman’s sentimentally dippy Labor Day (Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin), a stereotypical thriller with a mama battling against all odds. And you know who’s going to win, right? So why bother? (Opens wide Friday) (PG-13) Not screened in time for review

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