The Samaritan (2012)

IMDb 5.6

“The Samaritan” is a 2012 Canadian crime thriller film directed by David Weaver and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Kirby, and Ruth Negga. The film follows Foley (played by Samuel L. Jackson), a former con man who has just been released from prison after serving a 25-year sentence. Foley is determined to start a new life and stay out of trouble, but he is quickly pulled back into a life of crime when he is approached by his former partner, Ethan (played by Luke Kirby).

Ethan convinces Foley to help him with a scam that involves stealing a large sum of money from a wealthy businessman named Xavier (played by Tom Wilkinson). Foley reluctantly agrees to help, but he soon realizes that he has been set up and that he is being used as a pawn in a dangerous game of revenge.

As the plot unfolds, Foley becomes involved with a young woman named Iris (played by Ruth Negga), who works at a local charity and is trying to escape an abusive relationship. Foley sees in Iris a chance for redemption and tries to protect her from the dangerous men who are after him.

The film deals with themes of trust, betrayal, and redemption, and features strong performances from its cast, particularly Samuel L. Jackson in the lead role. Critics praised the film’s gritty and atmospheric tone, as well as its strong screenplay and direction. Despite mixed reviews, “The Samaritan” is considered a solid addition to the crime thriller genre.

Duration: 90 min.


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