Hot Take: From the writer of Apt Pupil and director of Geostorm… that tells you about all you need to know.
There was something odd about Bad Samaritan from the start. Maybe it was the odd tonal choices the score took that never seemed to quite match the film. There are times where it felt as if the filmmakers plugged in a random public domain instrumental track without ever listening to it all the way through. Bad Samaritan fails to capitalize on some of its more positive elements — a novel plot for a thriller and a built-in audience for the villain of the film as David Tennant was the 1,500th different Doctor Who (okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration) — and ends up, as expected considering the creatives in control, a weak and even annoying effort that comes up way short on the entertainment side. Although, it’s safe to say, this will have an audience who loves Tennant in the bad guy role and doesn’t mind the choppy direction or sloppy script.Read More →