Netflix has a couple of new movies and shows n. 1, and are perfect for fans of true crime and intense thrillers.
I Came By is a new thriller topping the Netflix movie charts. It stars George MacKay and Percelle Ascott as a pair of taggers who stumble upon the basement of a retired judge (Hugh Bonneville), a man who will stop at nothing to contain the dark secrets hidden within him. It’s packed with twists, turns, and more than one surprise that will have you jumping out of your seat.
“You have to watch I Came By on Netflix,” one viewer wrote on Twitter (opens in a new tab). “I’m 40 minutes in and my heart is pounding. British productions know suspense.” Other said (opens in a new tab)“It was haunting, creepy and sad. The performances were excellent overall and I highly recommend it. Now take a few hours, hopefully no nightmares!”
The accolades keep pouring in on social media, with one saying (opens in a new tab), “I Came By on Netflix is super creepy, super twisted, and super satisfying. I wasn’t expecting so many gym stories, but they all landed. This is a movie for sure. Awful and awfully good.” Another Netflix viewer said (opens in a new tab)“It’s a thriller but it feels like a horror movie.”
Critics, however, are a bit more torn. IGN (opens in a new tab) called it “a small but gripping movie that takes a well-used premise and gives it enough narrative zest to provide a few surprises”, though The Guardian (opens in a new tab) wrote, “Bonneville’s performance will endure, the film not so much.”
If that’s not your bag, then I Am a Killer might be. The self-explanatory title belies its darkest underbelly, as Netflix’s true crime documentary takes the time to sit down with death row inmates sentenced for murder, who then provide first-hand accounts of their crimes. . If that it is as remarkable as it sounds.
Others, meanwhile, were impressed with a twist on the true-crime formula—that is, how interviewees respond to previous interviews. “Often, interview subjects are effectively isolated with no opportunity to respond or reflect on others’ responses. Here, subjects are interviewed multiple times and we see them listening to parts of other interviews. Great job.” said a viewer (opens in a new tab).
So if you’re looking for a new series or movie to watch, and you don’t intend to sleep easy tonight, then Netflix has a couple of great shows and movies at number one.
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