No Good Deed parents guide

No Good Deed

Never speak to strangers.

Overall C-

A woman (Taraji P. Henson), home alone with her young children, learns no good deed goes unpunished when she agrees to let a stranger with car troubles use her phone. Actually an escaped convict (Idris Elba), the man returns her kindness with violence.

Release date September 12, 2014

Violence D+
Sexual Content B-
Profanity D
Substance Use C+

Why is No Good Deed rated PG-13? The MPAA rated No Good Deed PG-13 for sequences of violence, menace, terror, and for language.

Run Time: 84 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is No Good Deed rated PG-13? No Good Deed is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of violence, menace, terror, and for language.

Violence: The movie contains scenes of both non-graphic and explicit violence. Several characters are shot and killed at close range. A character is strangled before having her neck broken. Another is killed with a garden implement. Characters are choked, violently stabbed, hit with heavy objects and brutalized. Bloody wounds are shown in several scenes. Couples argue. A man slaps a woman and knocks her down. Later a woman slaps a man and knocks him down. A car crash causes some bloody facial injuries. Flashbacks of a gruesome murder are repeatedly shown. A character falls out of a window after being shot several times in the chest.

Sexual Content: A woman wears a low cut dress. Some crude sexual innuendo and comments are included. The outline of a naked man is shown. A character is involved in an affair. Some embracing and kissing is shown.

Language: Two strong sexual expletives are used in a non-sexual context. Other profanities, scatological slang, crude and vulgar language and terms of Deity are also included in the script.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink beer and wine. Some smoking is shown.

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No Good Deed
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Alberta 14A Violence
Manitoba 14A Violence
Ontario 14A Violence, Language May Offend
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

No Good Deed is directed by Sam Miller and stars Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of No Good Deed movie is January 6, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: No Good Deed
Release Date: 6 January 2015
No Good Deed releases to home video (Blu-ray and DVD) with the following bonus materials:
- “Making a Thriller” Featurette - Producers Glenn S. Gainor and Will Packer, as well as Director Sam Miller, Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson discuss the process of making a thriller, developing relatable characters, and incorporating exciting action while telling a real and raw story.
- “The Thrill of a Good Fight” - Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba discuss the intense physicality of the fight sequences and what goes into creating a thrilling fight.
- “Good Samaritan” - Taraji P. Henson and filmmakers discuss Terri's decision to help a stranger during the night.

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