Netflix Viewers Praise New Crime Thriller As ‘Absolute Best’ Movie They’ve Seen

Netflix's latest crime-thriller film Reptile has garnered acclaim from viewers on social media, with some saying it's the 'absolute best'. 
Credit: Netflix

Netflix’s latest crime-thriller film has garnered acclaim from viewers on social media, with some saying it’s the ‘absolute best’. 

The streaming platform is known for its extensive collection of successful titles, spanning from mainstream blockbusters to hidden gems.

With options ranging from movies like The Little Things to Hacksaw Ridge, viewers have a huge choice at their fingertips.

Devoted crime-thriller fans have recently discovered a gripping new movie on Netflix, and it’s undeniably making a lot of noise on social media.

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The film is directed by Grant Singer, recently premiered on the streaming platform.

It features notable talents such as singer Justin Timberlake, Benicio Del Toro, and Alicia Silverstone.

Additional cast members include Michael Pitt, Ato Essandoh, Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Eric Bogosian, and Domenick Lombardozzi.

Reptile (2023)
Reptile has received a huge amount of support from Netflix users online. Credit: Netflix

It follows Detective Tom Nicols (Del Toro) unravelling the brutal murder case of a real estate agent. However, nothing is as it seems…

Following its debut on the streaming platform, numerous viewers have flocked to social media and heaped praise on this spine-tingling murder mystery.

One X (formerly known as Twitter) user was quick to share their opinion of the new movie, writing: “Such a perfect crime thriller movie. Looking forward to more not just music videos but movies from you Grant Singer.”

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“Just watched and I’m blown away! A gripping thriller with a well-crafted plot, stellar performances by Benicio Del Toro, Justin Timberlake, and Eric Bogosian, and stunning cinematography,” added a second user. “Highly recommend to all thriller fans.”

While a third user quipped: “Just watched. Intense film starring Benicio Del Toro and a really great cast. Del Toro carries the film and it’s a slow burn to the climax. It’s good cop, dirty cops. A+ way up.”

Reptile (2023)
Reptile boasts a star-studded cast, featuring the likes of Justin Timberlake. Credit: Netflix

Somebody else commented: “Loved this movie! Keep them coming please! I’ll watch anything with Benicio Del Toro in it. Justin Timberlake and Alicia Silverstone were also great as were the other actors you cast.”

“A fantastic movie. Arguably one of the best from Netflix this year,” a fifth person wrote.

Another added: “Loved this on a million different levels. Absolutely stellar watching. Still thinking about it three days on!”

While people on social media have heaped praise on the film, it’s only scored a score of 44 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, with critique surrounding the plotline.

Reptile is now available to stream on Netflix. 

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Written by Ryan Wilks

Ryan is a former content editor at IGV who specialises in celebrity and entertainment news. He has a degree in Magazine Journalism and Production from the University of Gloucestershire. He previously worked as a social media editor for Reach PLC’s national brands including Daily Star, Daily Express, OK! and The Mirror.