First off to avoid confusion, this film is known under two names, in the UK at least it's called, Fury, but it seems the American title is, The Samaritan. Anyway, the World weary Foley (Samuel L. Jackson -Pulp Fiction
) is released from prison after serving 25 years for murdering his ex-partner in crime, a choice not of his own doing. Finding all his old friends either dead or with new lifes & want nothing to do with him, Foley tries to get back into normal life & away from his old criminal past. But thats easier said then done, as his ex-partners son Ethan (Luke Kirby -Mambo Italiano
) hounds him, to try & get him to do one last big grift. However Foley is not interetsed, so the gloves are off as Ethan pulls no punches, and as new revelations appear, it's going to cost Foley more to ignore the offer.
A film with Samuel L. Jackson's name tied to it makes you sit up & take notice simply for that fact alone, which i did, as his films are generally either very good or at least watchable. I think overall Fury falls into the middle, leaning more towards the latter part of that spectrum imo. Jackson was solid as always, although his screen presence helped him quite a bit. The support cast was very good as well, in paticular Ruth Negga (Fury) impressed as an unkown & Tom Wilkinson's (The Full Monty
) Cameo appearance made this a very beliveable affair. The story was good, set mainly at night & in dark dreary locations, this is very much a character orientated movie as opposed to an action based one. So understandabley three quarters of the film revolve around the build up to the end game big finale. So dont come into this thinking it's going to be an all out action flick.
In conclusion, I found Fury to be a watchable movie, good story & good cast, although i found it a little too drawn out for my tastes. The twists & turns managed to keep my attention though, and draw me over the finishing line to the end. It's a Decent movie, nothing stand out worthy imo. It passed the time well, but nothing more.