A first Netflix new movie in 2020 that I tried, but am unable to watch (also see: My non-review review of 6 Underground – unwatchable). No, this isn’t a review, but an admission of being unable to watch. Just didn’t grab me despite multiple watch attempts. I probably could have sat through this in the theater, but at home? Nope.
The top film of the weekend on Netflix, however, was The Last Days of American Crime, a movie that is not only getting panned for being bad but for being a whopping two-and-a-half hours long. It does, however, feature Michael Pitt, a name some may have forgotten his behind-the-scenes reputation may have hurt his career post Boardwalk Empire. With 17 reviews in, so far (screeners were not offered to critics), the film sits at 0 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.Box Office: The Weekend’s Most-Watched New Movie Sits At 0% On Rotten Tomatoes
I’m seeing others power through. watching and reviewing and will highlight some of their reviews below shortly, but noticed in summary that several reviewers noted the poor timing of the release of this movie, considering the George Floyd death.
Several streaming services have created timely selected sections.
HBO Max has several movies and docuseries focusing on civil rights. These curated sections are a great idea. Would like to see more of them on all streaming services.
Netflix is offering it’s own “Fight-The-System” curated list.
Reviews by Others
Here’s what others think of The Last Days of American Crime:
I didn’t come across any favorable reviews to share. This is rare.
- Alex Brannan / CineFiles Movie Reviews (Grade: F): “Maybe if this film had caught me on a good day I would concede that this is not the worst action film I’ve ever seen, that it is merely hyper cliched and devoid of substance.”
- ASSHOLES WATCHING MOVIES / Sean: “All the stupidity in the script pales in comparison to Netflix’s decision to release this in the same week as George Floyd was laid to rest. Avoid this film at all costs.”
- Dave On Film (2/5): “The whole premise of the signal to stop crime just isn’t used enough. It becomes a minor plot point and should have really been a bigger thing that could have been explored, with a more sci-fi twist… But it isn’t and just becomes the background for a fairly mediocre heist story.”
- DOC / Embrace Your Geekness: “It is not sure what it wants to be. Is it a heist film? Is it a revenge film? Is it supposed to be a science fiction film? Does it take elements of all of these? None of them were done well.”
- MoodyB / The Cinema Cynic (2/10): “An absolute mess of a film that is very poorly written and directed; The Last American Crime is a genuinely unpleasant and gruelling viewing experience, and the biggest crime of all is that this detritus of a film ever got released.”
- Ready Steady Cut / Jonathon Wilson: “You’ve seen it all before, you’ve seen it all done better, and there’s really nothing to recommend here; an abysmal assemblage of tedious nonsense that suggests the last days can’t come soon enough.”
- redmangoreviews (4/10): “I struggled to make it to the end of this one guys and even found myself hitting that fast forward button just to get to a very unsatisfying conclusion. Skip this one folks”
- RogerInOrlando / Movie Nation (1/4): “I like Ramirez, of “Hands of Stone,” “Point Break,” “Joy, “The Girl on the Train” and “The Liberator.” And I will like him again once I’ve forgotten this, which will be any minute now.”
- The DC Review Blog (2/5): “…the exceedingly long runtime and lack of substance made it difficult to get through at times, and let’s not forget about several of the acting performances that lacked any form of emotion and chemistry at all. Not something I’d recommend in the future.”
- Trailer Trashed: “I lost interest in this one pretty fast, a tighter plot and a vastly better script could have improved his no end, but in my opinion, skip it”
- Welcome To Movie Ark / Mirza Baig: “…is a distressingly bloated dystopian action thriller filled with drab characters and a potentially squandered premise.”
- What Wrong or Right With? (1/10): “All this would be fine had the film been intentionally shite but instead we have a modern-day Showgirls, a film that’s so bad it’s possible to watch the entire thing cringing or pissing yourself with laughter.”
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Happy movie watching!