Watch: Samuel L. Jackson Goes Grifting in 'The Samaritan' Trailer

March 28, 2012
Source: Yahoo

The Samaritan Trailer

"Nothing changes unless you make it change." IFC Films has debuted the official trailer today via Yahoo for The Samaritan, a new dramatic thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson as a former grifter fresh out of prison, looking to take his life on a new path. But he meets another young woman and things get a bit out of hand when he gets in with the wrong guy. The cast includes Luke Kirby, Ruth Negga, Tom Wilkinson, Aaron Poole and Martha Burns. This trailer reveals a big plot twist, unnecessarily I'd say, and makes it almost look like The Game meets Death Sentence. They show too much, but I'll be damned if I'm not intrigued anyway.

Watch the first official trailer for David Weaver's The Samaritan, in high def via Yahoo:

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

The Samaritan is written & directed by filmmaker David Weaver, of Century Hotel and Siblings previously, as well as a lot of TV work. The screenplay was written by Weaver and Elan Mastai (Alone in the Dark, Sk8 Life). This premiered at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, and is being distributed by IFC Films. They're releasing The Samaritan in limited theaters starting May 16th. For more, visit the official site. Interested?

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments


That looks pretty damn good but I agree that maybe too much was shown. Unless they have a twist within a twist within a twist lol

BigR on Mar 28, 2012


He's gonna go all avengers on those m*therf*ckers !

bat0u on Mar 28, 2012


could make a complete review of the film based on the trailer 

Rini_70 on Mar 28, 2012


Sooo... this takes place in Toronto?  Where $250,000 can't even buy you half a bachelor apt? 

JJ King on Mar 29, 2012


 This movie has "bad motherfucker" written all over it

Hamilton Nicholas1 on Mar 29, 2012


Nooo:( Was pretty interested until they gave it all away...well most anyway.

RidgeRacer4 on Mar 29, 2012


They gave away the entire movie. So dumb.

Dotadestroy on Mar 29, 2012


This is the first time in recent memory I've been interested in one of Jackson's movies.

JL on Mar 29, 2012


They must of thought the plot was so cliche there was no point in hiding it.  It's not a grifter story, it's a revenge story. Like Oldboy.

Michael P. Shipley on Mar 29, 2012


that man is 64 years old

DoomCanoe on Mar 29, 2012


'I learned a lot of nasty things in prison'. Like pumping younger men for fun. 'You going doooooooowwwwwwwwwwnnn!' Prison style.

Crapola on Mar 30, 2012


goddam trailer gives it all away, damn it, could of been fun.

Matthew Sam Russell on Apr 12, 2012

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