"A rock solid Samuel L. Jackson adeptly anchors the twists and turns of this noir crime thriller. [...] The grift is on in The Samaritan, a gritty serving of pulp fiction masterfully perpetrated by Samuel L. Jackson as a philosophical ex-con trying to buck the considerable odds by taking a shot at redemption"
Michael Rechtshaffen, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Jackson carries all before him."
Derek Malcolm, EVENING STANDARD
"The difference between film noir and more straightforward crime pictures is that noir is more open to human flaws and likes to embed them in twisty plot lines. The Samaritan isn't a great noir, but it's true to the tradition and gives Samuel L. Jackson one of his best recent roles"
Roger Ebert, ROGEREBERT.COM