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Monday, January 1, 2018

The Samaritan

The Samaritan - Trailer

The Samaritan is an okay movie. It's got a bunch of good pieces, like Samuel L. Jackson, but it's not well put together. It's the story of an old confidence man and a young criminal who wants to pull a scam, but the story line is thin. It just doesn't fit together well. Plus they use the word 'grift' way too often.

I would think that to pull off big confidence scam, you would want to be working with people you like and trust, but maybe I'm naive. Maybe people can perform under pressure and work with people they despise. Or maybe someone will be so pissed off they will pull the plug at a crucial moment and the whole thing will collapse and everyone dies. Did I just spoil the story?

I enjoy a good movie about scams The Sting, The Grifters, House of Games and The Spanish Prisoner were all pretty great.

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