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  • Summary: Tom and Anna Reed (James Franco and Kate Hudson) fall into severe debt while renovating Anna's family home in London. As the couple faces the loss of their dream to have a house and start a family, they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them has been murdered, and he left behind $400,000 in cash. Though initially hesitant, Tom and Anna decide that the plan is simple: all they have to do is quietly take the money and use only what's necessary to get them out of debt. But when they start spending the money and can't seem to stop, they find themselves the target of a deadly adversary—the thief who stole it—and that's when very bad things start happening to good people. [Millennium Entertainment] Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    Sep 26, 2014
    It could be that Franco and Hudson, while not phoning it in, bring personae that are just too familiar/conventional to spark a high level of viewer involvement.
  2. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Sep 26, 2014
    There's probably enough content here to warrant a three-hour movie but Good People is only 90 minutes long.
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    Danish director Henrik Ruben Genz (“Terribly Happy”) can’t hide his cards and rarely even tries to. He’s stuck with a script that has “Promise you won’t kill us,” maybe the silliest line ever uttered to a murderer, but that features some dandy threats, some by the villain who doesn’t drive the Jaguar.
  4. Reviewed by: Guy Lodge
    Sep 28, 2014
    Both stars are in agreeable if uncharacteristically muted form, doing little to distinguish Genz’s pic from any amount of formula-following filler in the same B-movie ballpark.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Sep 25, 2014
    Good People might have been better titled "Dumb People", or at least "People Who Have Never Seen A Movie In Their Entire Lives."
  6. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Sep 23, 2014
    What transpires in this adequately acted, uninventive film fails to add any fresh twists to the cash-vs.-conscience formula.
  7. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Oct 2, 2014
    Good People goes from being simply pedestrian to outright preposterous without batting an eye.

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  1. Oct 4, 2014
    "Boring People" would be a more reasonable title. The movie doesn't seem to get anywhere within the first 30 minutes, and the movie is 90 minutes long. Franco is a star... he doesn't belong in this film. Expand