Good People

Good People

Henrik Ruben Genz (2014)

86min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This generic crime thriller opens with a large bag of dirty money being stolen by four murderous criminals. Before long, the bag falls into the hands of James Franco and Kate Hudson, a cash-strapped couple who are about to be evicted. After deciding to keep the dosh, they are targeted by a variety of dangerous individuals, including thuggish lowlife Sam Spruell and French drug dealer Omar Sy. This predicament gives rise to several grisly scenes, but surprises are in short supply as the story builds towards a silly climax, where Franco and Hudson use DIY traps to take on hardened gangsters. In fairness, the film is fitfully effective in the hands of director Henrik Ruben Genz (graduating from Nordic noir TV shows like The Killing and Borgen) and it does possess a decent cast, with Tom Wilkinson lending weight in a supporting role as a sorrowful detective. Nevertheless, there is little inspiration to be found and the end product is serviceable at best.

Summary

An American couple living in London face financial ruin as they try to renovate their home. The discovery of a bag of money seems to be the answer to all their problems, but they soon have cause to regret keeping it as they are drawn into the criminal underworld. Crime thriller based on the novel by Marcus Sakey, starring James Franco and Kate Hudson.

Cast & Crew

Tom Wright James Franco
Anna Wright Kate Hudson
DI John Halden Tom Wilkinson
Khan Omar Sy
Jack Witkowski Sam Spruell
Sarah Anna Friel
Superintendent Ray Martin Oliver Dimsdale
Marie Halden Diana Hardcastle
Duncan Thomas Arnold
Bobby Witkowski Michael Fox (2)
Director Henrik Ruben Genz
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: LionsgateGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 21 Aug 2015
Drama