The Samaritan [Blu-ray] [2012]

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  • Release Date: 09/25/2012
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (20 out of 25)

Special Features


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Synopsis


The Samaritan
A weary ex-con finds his attempt to turn his back on his criminal past complicated when his former partner-in-crime's son blackmails him into conning a ruthless businessman out of $8 million. A lifetime ago, Foley (Samuel L. Jackson) was a grade-A grifter. But the con-artist lifestyle ultimately caught up with him, landing him a 25-year prison sentence. Upon his release, Foley believes he'll never be able to escape the shadow of his past. But that all starts to change when Foley meets Iris (Ruth Negga), a pretty girl with her own set of regrets, who sees a good man where many others see a lost cause. Meanwhile, just when it seems as if a happy future is finally within his reach, Foley is approached by Ethan (Luke Kirby), the son of his former criminal cohort, and an aspiring hustler who's eager to learn the lessons his father never taught him. Ethan's boss Xavier (Tom Wilkinson) is a self-made millionaire with a fierce reputation, but the ambitious young upstart sees him as the perfect target. With Foley's help, they'll earn a cool $8 million by pulling a classic con known as "The Samaritan." Initially, Foley rejects Ethan's offer. But Ethan isn't about to let the opportunity of a lifetime slip through his fingers, and soon the stakes are personal for Foley. Later, when everything starts to go wrong, Foley realizes that with more than his own fate hanging in the balance, he's got no choice but to do what he does best, and let the consequences be damned. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Samuel L. Jackson
    Samuel L. Jackson - Foley
  • Luke Kirby
    Luke Kirby - Ethan
  • Ruth Negga
    Ruth Negga - Iris
  • Tom Wilkinson
    Tom Wilkinson - Xavier
  • Gil Bellows
    Gil Bellows - Bartender Bill



Overall customer rating

4.1
80%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Dark Manipulation

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    ConLou
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    This movie shows the dark manipulation sociopaths can have over some people and the lengths they will go with no morales whatsoever and no thought but for themselves. Although dark, it can provide some insight into the dark mind of others and make us more aware of those types of people who manipulate others sometimes just for the sake of manipulation.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprise Impulse Purchase...

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    TClintWms
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    Mr. Jackson and Ms. Negga are STRONG leads in this apparently little known $5 Blu-Ray impulse buy. Engaging, although somewhat contrived, "ex-con tries to go good" plot with nice dramatic bait and one HECK OF A TWIST for the viewer. You'll never see Nick Fury or Raina (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. reference) quite the same way again. Glad I watched this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Porthuron4570
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    Don't know how I missed this one when it first came out! Really enjoyed this movie, Plenty of action, and a story about some of the webs we weave! (Hopefully not you or me)! If you haven't watched this movie then I suggest you do!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A classic Sam Jackson movie

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    MovieMan34
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    I wouldn't rate this up there with his more recent work, but if you are looking for a nice action flick this is sure to please, kind of reminds me of his earlier roles, like the Negotiator, or the stereotyped movie remakes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Jackson at his best.

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    bestbuybuddy
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    Samuel Jackson is one of my favorite actors.He is right on character for this movie. It has a great story line and the supporting actors are really good. Don't miss this one for your movie collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good movie

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    Alex
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    this blu ray is very strange !! it did not play on my multi zone blu ray player(region free).I had to return it and exchange it for an other non defective .This time it plays without problem .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Samuel L. Jackson was stellar. The ending of the

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    DaddyGoodGuy
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    I thought the movie had a very interesting and unique plot. I thought the plot was formulaic at first, but the end really shocked me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ultimate Sacrifice

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    CLAlex
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    Samuel T. Jackson makes the ultimate sacrifice in this movie. It also has the ultimate betrayal and ultimate taboo.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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