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Netflix viewers are saying that the streaming platform's latest thriller, Where the Crawdads Sing, is the 'best film of the year so far'. 
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Where the Crawdads Sing has dropped on Netflix and viewers are calling the thriller the ‘best film of the year so far’. 

The streaming giant has a reputation for having some of the most gripping programmes and movies available.

This year alone has seen suspenseful programmes like Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and The Watcher drop.

While also having other movies like I Came By and Blonde.

Now it seems Netflix have another hit film in its catalogue.

Check Daisy Edgar-Jones speak to It’s Gone Viral about her character in Where the Crawdads Sing below…  

Where the Crawdads Sing, which is based on the 2018 book by Delia Owens, came out in July 2022 and has finally dropped on the streaming platform.

It stars Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones and Taylor John Smith, who has appeared in films such as You Get Me and Shadow in the Cloud.

The film follows a young girl, named Kya Clark, who grows up isolated in the marshes of South Carolina.

It quickly becomes dark when a popular man from the nearby town is found dead, as Kya immediately becomes the number one suspect in his apparent murder.

Upon its release in cinemas, the film received mixed reviews. 

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On Rotten Tomatoes, Where the Crawdads Sing only received a 34% rating on the Tomatometer. However, it received an Audience Score of 97%. 

Marriska Fernandes praised the film in her review, as she wrote: “Where the Crawdads Sing is a beautifully haunting story of one girl’s quiet resilience in a film that floats across multiple genres: thriller, romance and, ultimately, survival story.”

However, despite praising Edgar-Jones’ performance, critic Kavin Maher appeared unsure of the film, as he said in his review: “Even Edgar-Jones, at times firing on all cylinders as enfant Sauvage Kya Clark, can’t quite save this much-hyped adaptation from an overdose of syrup and some deeply dubious subtext.”

Where the Crawdads Sing
Netflix viewers say its latest thriller, Where the Crawdads Sing, is the ‘best film of the year so far’. Credit: Hello Sunshine

Despite its mixed reviews, the film has found a new life on Netflix and has fans raving about it.

One viewer said: “Finally watched Where the Crawdads Sing and oh my god, it was such a good movie. A mix of crime mystery-solving/storytelling done RIGHT, and the ending omg.”

Where The Crawdads Sing is one of the best movies I’ve seen this year. Nothing flashy, just a beautifully directed film with amazing performances,” added a second person.

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While another fan posted: “Where the Crawdads Sing on Netflix was one of the best love/mystery movies I’ve seen in a while.”

Someone else shared: “There is this movie on Netflix called Where the Crawdads Sing and it is so damn good! I recommend it if you want a good movie but it’s TRIGGERING!”

Where the Crawdads Sing has got to be one of Netflix best movies,” commented a fifth viewer.

Where the Crawdads Sing is available to watch on Netflix in the US. In the UK, it’s available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video

Watch Daisy Edgar Jones’ full interview with It’s Gone Viral here.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.