"This is not good action cinema. This is not even good alligator-brain cinema."
Currently sitting at the number five slot in Ireland's most-watched Netflix titles today (at the time of writing) is their newest action-filled romp 'The Last Days of American Crime'.
Based on the graphic novel created by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, and directed by Olivier Megaton ('Taken 2', 'Taken 3', and 'Transporter 3'), the movie sees Edgar Ramírez ('American Crime Story') play a criminal named Graham Bricke who dreams of getting the motherload of all heists. He teams up a gangster and a hacker, and loud explosions go off etc, etc... you know the drill.
Since launching on Netflix over the weekend, the action flick has earned itself that coveted 0% Rotten Tomatoes rating. Other hit titles that have earned themselves such bragging rights include the likes of 'Jaws: The Revenge', 'Police Academy 4', 'Cabin Fever', and Adam Sandler's 'The Ridiculous 6'. So yes, nothing to celebrate here for the team behind Netflix's latest, unfortunately.
We didn't review the movie here on entertainment.ie, but we'll give you a sample of some of the other critic's views on the action-adventure. David Fear from Rolling Stone said of the movie: "This is not good action cinema. This is not even good alligator-brain cinema", while Allen Adams from The Maine Edge wrote: "The real crime is that this movie even exists in the first place."
Vulture Magazine critic Bilge Ebiri said: 'The Last Days of American Crime' was "Yet another insipidly sleazy, lizard-brain shoot-'em-up that through its very dullness demonstrates how rote such ghastly fare has become in our culture," while David Ehrlich from indieWire called the movie "a death march of clichés that offers nothing to look at and even less to consider."
The critic's consensus of 0% is only rivalled by the audience's rating of a paltry 23%.
Netflix's new algorithm which shows the Top 10 titles in your country of viewing has been very interesting ever since it launched earlier this year. Often, titles that we here at entertainment.ie have recommended that you stay WELL CLEAR of ('The Wrong Missy' and 'Coffee & Kareem' we're looking at you), are among Ireland's most-watched titles.
Did you turn 'The Last Days of American Crime' on over the weekend? Let us know what you thought of the 0% Rotten Tomatoes rating brainless action flick.