Way back when, Good People would likely be hitting a supermarket’s DVD bin with a big fat “4.99!” sticker slapped on the case. Now it’ll shuffle onto Netflix under “Crime Films”, 1.5 red stars telling us what the absence of a price cannot.
Beat for beat, everything plays out predictably, competently: slow-burning first third, bubbling retaliation in the second, quasi-Home Alone action to finish.
In its favour, there’s a slick appreciation for the locale – refreshingly drab environments and convincing interiors. But when you catch yourself nodding at set-dressing, it speaks volumes about what’s happening around it.
CAST: James Franco, Kate Hudson, Tom Wilkinson
DIRECTOR: Henrik Ruben Genz
WRITERS: Marcus Sakey (novel), Kelly Masterson
SYNOPSIS: After discovering a large sum of money in their dead tenant’s flat, a young couple has their life turned upside down.