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"Money changes everything"
  • R
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.5  (17,162)
  • 42

Good People (2014) is a crime thriller film directed by Henrik Ruben Genz and stars James Franco, Kate Hudson, and Tom Wilkinson in the lead roles. The movie tells the story of a young couple, Tom (Franco) and Anna (Hudson), who find themselves in a desperate financial situation while living in London. After their tenant dies in their upstairs apartment, they discover a large sum of money hidden in the ceiling. Initially, they plan to turn the money over to the police, but temptation eventually gets the better of them, and they decide to keep the cash for themselves.

However, this decision proves to be a fateful one, as they soon find themselves pursued by both the police and a ruthless criminal gang who want the money back. Matters become even more complicated when Tom's friend, Jack (Omar Sy), gets involved in the situation, and the couple finds themselves fighting for their lives against a deadly network of criminals.

James Franco delivers a strong performance as Tom, a struggling artist who is determined to provide a better life for his wife, Anna. Kate Hudson is equally impressive as Anna, a kindergarten teacher who is desperate to start a family with Tom. The chemistry between the two actors is palpable, and they portray their characters' struggles and conflicts with conviction and authenticity.

Tom Wilkinson also delivers a solid performance as the couple's neighbor, Brian, who is also a retired detective. Brian becomes embroiled in the couple's predicament and tries to help them, but his own troubles with the police complicate matters further.

The film's plot, while not entirely original, is engaging and suspenseful, with the action sequences and chase scenes being particularly well-executed. The pacing is also brisk, with the film never dragging or becoming tedious. One of the strengths of the film is its gritty realism, with the characters' struggles and conflicts feeling authentic and relatable.

The film's direction by Henrik Ruben Genz is also noteworthy, with his use of the London setting adding an atmospheric and gritty edge to the film. The music by electronic duo The Chemical Brothers is also a highlight, with their pulsating and intense score complementing the film's action sequences perfectly.

Overall, Good People (2014) is a solid entry in the crime thriller genre, with strong performances, engaging plot, and suspenseful action sequences. While not groundbreaking, the film is well worth a watch for fans of the genre and those looking for a satisfying and entertaining thriller.

Good People is a 2014 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 42.

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