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Good People tells the same story that has been done countless times before but does excel, albeit on a limited-basis, to a fine cast including James Franco, Kate Hudson and Tom Wilkinson, all three of whom do a good job while relative newcomer Omar Sy, to the U.S. anyway, is wasted with a cardboard cutout bad guy character laughably nicknamed Genghis Khan.

 

 

Good People
(2014)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Suspense/Thriller, Crime
Millennium | R – 91 min. – $29.99 | October 28, 2014

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Henrik Ruben Genz
Writer(s): Marcus Sakey (novel); Kelly Masterson (screenplay)
Cast: James Franco, Kate Hudson, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Spruell, Anna Friel, Omar Sy

DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurette
Digital Copy: No
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size:  NA
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


PLOT SUMMARY

A young American couple (JAMES FRANCO and KATE HUDSON) falls into severe debt while renovating a home in London. When they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them was murdered and left $400,000 cash stashed in the ceiling, the couple thinks all of their problems are solved… but that’s when very bad things start happening to good people.

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.0/5

In the features arena, it’s pretty like with only a basic Making of (2:52; HD) featurette included.


VIDEO – 4.0/5

Presented in its original 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer (MPEG-4 AVC codec), Good People isn’t bad to look at with decent detail levels throughout but at the same time, is on the drab side being a darker in tone flick. Even so, it does look like a clean transfer with no obvious signs of artifacts, pixilation, aliasing or dust marks.

AUDIO – 3.75/5

The movie comes with a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track which is serviceable if not unremarkable. The bulk of the audio is mostly dialogue-driven although there are spots with gunfire in which case it comes through pretty flat. This is not a dynamic track or anything but gets the job done well enough.



OVERALL – 2.5/5

Overall, Good People tells the same story that has been done countless times before but does excel, albeit on a limited-basis, to a fine cast including James Franco, Kate Hudson and Tom Wilkinson, all three of whom do a good job while relative newcomer Omar Sy, to the U.S. anyway, is wasted with a cardboard cutout bad guy character laughably nicknamed Genghis Khan. The movie aside, the Blu-ray released by Millennium has a thin bonus feature and above average video/audio transfers.

 

Published: 11/01/2014

 

 

 

 

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