Samaritan is a 2022 American superhero film directed by Julius Avery and written by Bragi F. Schut. Described as a dark, new take on superhero movies, the story was previously adapted into the Mythos Comics graphic novels by Schut, Marc Olivent, and Renzo Podesta. It is a co-production of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Balboa Productions. The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Javon Walton, Pilou Asbæk, Dascha Polanco, and Moises Arias.
Samaritan was released on August 26, 2022, by United Artists Releasing and Amazon Studios via streaming on Prime Video. The film received mixed reviews from critics.
Samaritan – Trailer
Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty years ago, Granite City’s super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis. Most believe Samaritan perished in the fire, but some in the city, like Sam, have hope that he is still alive. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin.
Rating: PG-13 (Strong Language | Strong Violence)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language: English
Director: Julius Avery
Producer: Sylvester Stallone, Braden Aftergood
Writer: Bragi F. Schut
Release Date (Streaming): Aug 26, 2022
Runtime: 1h 39m
Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)
- Sylvester Stallone as Joe Smith / Nemesis / Samaritan
- Javon “Wanna” Walton as Sam Cleary
- Pilou Asbæk as Cyrus / Nemesis II
- Dascha Polanco as Tiffany Cleary
- Moisés Arias as Reza
- Martin Starr as Albert Casier
- Sophia Tatum as Sil
- Jared Odrick as Farshad
- Henry G. Sanders as Arthur Holloway
- Shameik Moore as Devin Holloway