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No Good Deed…Extremely unrealistic!

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September 21, 2014 by The ReadyWriter


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Yesterday I saw the crime thriller directed by Sam Miller and written by Aimée Lagos, featuring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson.

Idris Elba (Colin Evans) who is a convicted killer seeking parole and when he’s denied, he kills the two deputies transporting him back to a Tennessee prison and escapes without one all-out police alert or news bulletin for his capture. I mean NO ONE is looking for this convicted cop killer who shows up in Atlanta a day or so later and succeeds at killing his ex-fiancé.

After crashing a truck he had stolen in a very bad rain storm, Colin stumbles upon a home where Taraji P. Henson (Terry) lives with her husband and two children. Only Terry’s husband, played by Henry Simmons (Jeff), is away on an alleged weekend birthday trip with his father. Terry who is a “work at home” lawyer and established prosecutor, is so caught off guard when this tall, dark, handsome stranger rings her doorbell, that she not only leave him at her open front door several times but after inviting him in; she leaves him sitting alone in her dining room while she wonders off continuing her routine while tending to her children. 

So what is so unrealistic about this film? Let’s see:

  1. A black man killing two deputies, then escaping on a transport back to prison would’ve been caught by sun down, because his face would’ve been plastered all over the news on every channel.
  2. The first place authorities scope is the home of anyone the escape convict is looking to avenge.
  3. Colin’s ex-fiancé laid dead without anyone ever noticing she’s missing until the end.
  4. Terry opens her front door to a stranger without question or reluctance on a dark stormy night, even though she’s home alone with her two children. 
  5. Terry with so much trust and confidence invites this fine stranger into her home and carelessly leave him alone several times as if he’s a trusted friend. 

Terry’s behavior in the movie annoyed the hell out of me, simply because she was not only careless while jeopardizing the safety of her children in her home but she was trusting and distracted based upon Colin’s looks. Colin’s presentation blinded her to the fact that, she never suspected he could be a killer. The fact that she was extremely naïve in this situation as a lawyer and prosecutor with experience in the behaviors of a killer, made it all the more unrealistic. 

There were several cries to protest this movie because it supposedly portrayed black men in a negative light. Colin a convict who brutally kills his ex-fiancé who happens to be white. Terry a desperate, attention seeking, deprived, stay at home mom, so distracted to get her groove on that she jeopardizes the safety of her children. I didn’t see the reason for the boycott of this film at all, I found it entertaining and suspenseful with a great storyline, however unrealistically scripted. The producer paired two awesome actors in an intense dramatic thriller as characters who vaguely resemble anything realistic to take their roles seriously.    

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52 thoughts on “No Good Deed…Extremely unrealistic!

  1. Ashanti says:

    I thought it was a good movie.

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  2. Ebony says:

    The shiiiit! I wanna see it again!

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  3. Nicole says:

    Awesome movie nonetheless Tra

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  4. Natasha says:

    it could’ve been on lifetime IMO

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  5. Browngirl says:

    It was alright…nothing great, but good.

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  6. Angelhair says:

    great movie!! Idris Elba is a great actor!!
    thanks for the Sunday post mz. bell

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  7. Val says:

    Tracy I thought the movie was so damn boring & predictable.

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  8. HarlemGirl says:

    Good movie from beginning to end, loved it

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  9. Lisa says:

    Tracy this was a great movie! They played their roles! Would see it again I think!

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  10. RandomChick says:

    Tracy when the husband was on the other line–the whole theater audience were like “Whoa!” That was a good spin

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  11. Yvonne says:

    I love this movie it’s so worth it!!

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  12. Acquitta says:

    It was alright…nothing great, but good.

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  13. Tamala says:

    Happy Sunday Fam……Haven’t seen the movie yet but love Tracy’s write-up 😆

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  14. Miss Ang says:

    Good movie from beginning to end, loved it

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  15. Floridagirl says:

    Was expecting more but hey!

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  16. Adriane says:

    He’s hurt, fine and stranded out in the rain. What would you do Tra?

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  17. QueenC says:

    Excellent movie….full of action and suspense!

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  18. AnnaB says:

    Bone chilling. A must see!

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  19. Bobby says:

    I loved this movie!! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. It’s a must see!

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  20. Princess says:

    Taraji you are awesome and love that right hook. Idris too sexy didn’t like the killer vibe but the movie was really good 🙂

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  21. Crystal says:

    I thought it was a great movie! Will see it again 🙂

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  22. shawnia says:

    There’s A twist at the end!!! 😛

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  23. Gabriella says:

    didn’t like the ending but overall the plot was good.

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  24. BillyBoy says:

    Trace the movie was alright had a good twist to the story but you right it was also very unrealistic

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  25. Mahogany says:

    The ending could have been better.

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  26. gia says:

    AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME….BUT YEAH UNREALISTIC I DON’T CARE HOW FINE HE IS, I AIN’T OPENING THE DOOR!

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    • bballen says:

      AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME….BUT YEAH UNREALISTIC I DON’T CARE HOW FINE HE IS, I AIN’T OPENING THE DOOR!
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      Not only that… some of the shit she did was just dumb going to change her clothes with a fucking stranger in the house??? GTFOH Ain’t no chick that fuckin desperate. Hell I hope not.

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  27. Starr says:

    MornTing good people!!
    Haven’t seen No Good deeds yet now I’m wondering if I should?? O_o

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  28. 2thick4you says:

    The movie is unrealistic in so many instances but it was a good movie still. The white girl who was Terry’s friend was a str8 freak!

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  29. Olivijah says:

    “There were several cries to protest this movie because it supposedly portrayed black men in a negative light.”

    Folk always crying everything as racist, when it was just a movie with a plot. You have men killing women both black and white. O_o I thought the movie was awesome but YES Tracy def. unrealistic.

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  30. bird says:

    Saw ‘No Good Deeds” yesterday it was aight and I cosign Tra. Unrealistic as hell.

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  31. Kayla says:

    Thought the movie was good. I love me some Idris Ilebra (sp)

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  32. Henrietta says:

    Thanks Tracy for the formal movie review 🙂

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