Bad Sa­mar­i­tan (15)

Wishaw Press - - THE TICKET -

Dean Devlin’s (Geostorm) thriller has an in­trigu­ing set-up that is ham­pered by Bran­don Boyd’s in­creas­ingly for­mu­laic story.

Be­tween tempt­ing plot de­vel­op­ments and Devlin show­ing a flair for fear, with 45 min­utes on the clock it’s shap­ing up well.

Sadly, the longer the film goes on the worse – and dumber – it gets.

David Ten­nant is a long way off his mag­netic turn as Kil­grave in Jes­sica Jones; his shouty an­tag­o­nist feels pretty tooth­less.

Robert Shee­han plays the vic­tim well in the movie’s best dis­play but Bad Sa­mar­i­tan de­gen­er­ates into a generic thriller miss­ing any real unique sell­ing point; no more ap­par­ent than dur­ing a lazy, ex­po­si­tion-heavy cli­max.

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