The Samaritan: New Crime Drama on Netflix

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Netflix just released a relatively new crime drama on its crime sub-genre category which you might want to look into: The Samaritan tells the story of Foley, the main character, who is been released from prison but soon finds himself in a new harsh reality. Here comes a new synopsis:

Summary:

After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter’s life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

What we think of it

We are huge fans of noir plots, so we couldn’t pass up a chance at watching a gritty crime thriller with Samuel L. Jackson. Reading several reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, we were a bit doubtful  figured it’d be worth a try.

In all honesty, it’s fair to say that most of big-name critics were a bit harsh, but this isn’t really a masterpiece either: If you are looking for a crime movie to be entertained, this one will do the job.