Watch: Samaritan 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – A young boy learns that a superhero who was thought to have gone missing after an epic battle twenty years ago may in fact still be around..
Plot: Thirteen year old Sam Cleary suspects that his mysteriously reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith is actually the legendary vigilante Samaritan, who was reported dead 20 years ago. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin.
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Samaritan is a by the numbers action flick but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
One of the key problems with a lot of modern movie making, is the constant need to experiment and at times, inject social messages into what it supposed to be entertainment.
Samaritan follows a well known and well worn, by the numbers, action film formula. It tries to throw in a twist I saw coming pretty early on but that’s alright. In essence, this film is inherently watchable. Stallone still has excellent screen presence and the chemistry, between him and the young boy, works well.
My advice, ignore the carping from the soy latte class of movie goers who bemoan a lack of sophistication. Its often the simple things in life that are most enjoyable and this is one of them.
In summary, Samaritan wont win any accolades for high brow cinema but what it does, it does competently enough to be reasonably enjoyable and entertaining. For many of us, tired of shallow cinema sophistry and intellectual pretension, that’s what really matters.
“Sam” (Javon Walton) lives with his mum in a run down housing project in Granite City (no, not Aberdeen) where he is frequently bullied. After the timely intervention of his neighbour “Mr. Smith” (Sylvester Stallone) the youngster starts to believe that his rescuer may be none other than the eponymous super-hero who went missing some twenty years earlier. Could he be back to save the city from terminal decline at the hands of his “Nemesis”? Well despite the reticence of “Smith”, the young man is determined that he can cajole his newfound friend into saving society. As the pair start to bond, we realise that this young man is decent and has potential and that his elderly chum has quite a few skeletons in his closet – though perhaps not quite the ones anyone is expecting. Sadly, though the young Walton is quite effective, the underused Stallone is just going through the motions and the story is an amalgam of loads of other DC/Marvel style affairs with some fairly pedestrian writing underpinning a disappointingly under-developed story. The ending has a twist but it’s not really enough to redeem the rest of this rather predictable effort that, though it looks fine, is all pretty forgettable fayre from all concerned.
Stallone gets to act his age and still be a credible tough guy.
Didn’t have high expectations, but this was a pretty good movie. The story, with Stallone as a retired super hero living anonymously in a dystopian near future, allows him to play his own age while still being a tough guy in a credible way. The idea works well for him and he is perfect for the part. The kid, who the story sort of revolves around, is also good, and I expect to see a lot more of Danish actor Asbaek (from Bergen and Game of Thrones) who is excellent as an almost sympathetic bad guy. Thankfully the director avoids the one thing I find so annoying about these kinds of movies – endless fight scenes.
I continue to beg: rated R please!!!!
Samaritan starts off with a really cool stylized opening scene that got me excited. The first act is mildly entertaining. You can feel the streaming-level quality but it’s still enjoyable in one-time viewing kind of way.
Then the second act starts to meander and lose steam. I start to notice the bad acting, the inconsistencies in logic, the idiotic character decisions, and some really stupid parts that made me roll my eyes. The third act doubles down on all of this.
I went from “this is pretty decent” to “get this movie out of here.” It also didn’t help that I found it fully predictable. Maybe I watch too many movies but nothing surprised me.
But the thing that annoyed me the most is the decision to make this PG-13. All of the action scenes are screaming for an unrestricted R-rating. I saw a similar thing with Netflix’s The Gray Man. It’s a much better movie but should have definitely been rated R.
The difference is, The Gray Man did a great job of hiding the restrictions on violence, strategically with camera angles and edits. Samaritan doesn’t try to hide it at all. There are scenes of brutal violence with zero blood. A throat is slit… with ZERO blood. It makes the movie feel amateur.
We keep seeing examples like this, like Morbius, a vampire movie without blood. I don’t know when they’re going to learn that this is a terrible strategy. PG-13 supposedly sells more tickets, but a good rated R movie is going to be more successful than a bad PG-13 movie.
But… this is a streaming movie with, to my knowledge, no theatrical showings. Tickets aren’t sold. So why in the world would you limit yourself? Same with The Gray Man (limited theatrical release). I’ll never understand it. Stop being cowards and go all out. (1 viewing, 8/28/2022)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Fantasy
Director Julius Avery
Writer Bragi F. Schut
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton, Pilou Asbæk
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Panavision T-Series Lenses
Laboratory Company 3 (color) (finish)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format N/A