The Internet Is Roasting Netflix’s Newest Original Movie


Netflix may be slowly but surely establishing themselves as one of Hollywood’s major players thanks to critically-acclaimed awards seasons favorites like Roma and The Irishman, along with headline-grabbing blockbusters 6 Underground and Extraction, but the streaming service’s original output is generally wildly inconsistent.

For every hit, there seems to be more than a few misses, with their frequent collaborations with Adam Sandler’s crew and Marlon Wayans being repeat offenders, and many others simply appear one day with little fanfare and then quickly sink without a trace, like the $60 million Brad Pitt satire War Machine or The Cloverfield Paradox.

Based on the reactions online, it appears as though The Last Days of American Crime is going to perform the impressive task of falling into both camps. Directed by Taken 2 and Transporter 3’s Olivier Megaton, the action thriller only hit Netflix on Friday but is already being labeled as one of the worst movies of the year, and you can check out some of the less-than-enthusiastic responses below.

The Last Days of American Crime

The Last Days of American Crime

Netflix has a habit of picking up movies that were initially set up at other studios but never got the official go-ahead, and based on how The Last Days of American Crime is being received, you can fully understand why streaming was the only real option for getting it made. It currently holds the unwanted distinction of a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 18 on Metacritic, and based on the initial reception, it doesn’t seem as though those numbers are poised to get much higher.

That being said, the movie will probably find a decent-sized audience given that the continued restrictions in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic have people crying out for more original content to whittle away the time, and reviews have been so poor that a lot of folks will likely watch The Last Days of American Crime out of sheer morbid curiosity to see how bad it really is for themselves.

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