As is usually the case with Netflix’s Top 10 Movies, a new movie has claimed the top spot. Of course, it’s a title that just hit the streamer in 2019 Dragged over concrete premiered a few days ago for subscribers. The thriller starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn has quickly caught the attention of Netflix subscribers and is currently the No. 1 movie in the United States. While audiences clearly enjoy the movie, it wouldn’t be #1 if they weren’t, the movie managed to grab a lot of headlines when it was first released, which may have been lost on some viewers over the last four years .
Written and directed by S. Craig Zahler, the filmmaker behind other highly controversial films Bone Tomahawk And Brawl in cellblock 99, the film tells the story of two police detectives who are suspended when a video of their powerful tactics is leaked to the media. With little money and no options, the embittered cops descend into the criminal underworld and find more than they wanted waiting in the shadows. The cast also includes Kittles, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter, Laurie Holden, Fred Melamed, Udo Kier, Thomas Kretschmann and Don Johnson.
The everyday beast called Dragged over concrete a “vile, racist right-wing fantasy” who writes that it is “great at the violence it inflicts on women and minorities in particular”. Vulture agreed, noting that “for all the absurdist-tragic trappings … this is still your basic, blunt, right-wing action film—skewed so that the heroes’ moral relativism is meant as a sign of their masculine integrity.” Vanity Fair thought that “Dragged over concrete is stimulated by a dynamic where the bad guys are allowed to say, do, and represent whatever repulsive worldview they please, and everyone else, as written by Zahler, just takes it.
That said, the movie still holds a 76% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and even carries a “Certified Fresh” mark. Roger Ebert. com awarded it a 3 out of 4 and wrote, “It’s hard to ignore the craftsmanship and performances in Dragged Across Concrete simply because you don’t like some of the darker themes or feel like it’s taking too long.” The AV club wrote that the film “is an ugly, borderline vile piece of work”, but gave it a B+, adding: “It’s also made with craftsmanship, wit and a downright exhilarating disregard for how movies like this are supposed to work, how they usually sound and move.”
Even with the headlines and controversies surrounding the film, it didn’t faze Zailer, he said in an interview with Yahoo“I said this before Bone Tomahawk came out, of the people who want to see a movie called Bone Tomahawk, 60% will like it, 20% will find it disgusting and offensive, and 20% will find it boring, and those stats are true for all of my movies. I take my time, there are things that trigger certain people and that’s fine, these are the pieces I want to make.”
Below you will find the current Netflix Top 10 movies.
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