'Outstanding' Netflix psychological thriller is being called the new Shutter Island
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Looking for something new to watch this weekend on Netflix? Well, this one film might just be the answer as it is receiving high praise from fans.
Spanish film God's Crooked Lines was released earlier this year, but was only made available on Netflix last week (9 December).
This has meant many of Netflix's subscribers have just had the opportunity to watch the psychological thriller for the first time.
God's Crooked Lines follows private detective Alice Gould (played by Bárbara Lennie), as she checks herself into psychiatric hospital.
She claims to be suffering from paranoia, but what she is actually trying to do is uncover the mystery of another patient's mysterious death in the hospital.
Alongside Lennie in the cast is Eduard Fernández, Loreto Mauleón, Pablo Derqui and Adelfa Calvo.
Meanwhile, the much-talked about film is directed by Oriol Paulo, with Guillem Clua also alongside him as a screenwriter.
Since its release on Netflix, viewers of God's Crooked Lines have been full of praise for it - with many taking to social media to discuss it.
One Twitter user described it as 'outstanding', and others even compared it to Leonardo DiCaprio's 2010 classic film Shutter Island.
That person said: "God's Crooked Lines - A protege to Shutter Island. Simply a superb psychological thriller."
A second added: "If you like Shutter Island, you have to watch God’s Crooked Lines."
Meanwhile, a third said: "watch God’s Crooked Lines on netflix that s*** will leave you confused before and after watching it."
Another viewer on Twitter rated God's Crooked Lines as a 9/10, adding that the film had "great plot twists and the ending had me questioning everything."
Yet another person on Twitter had high praise for it, describing it as a 'top tier' film.
But despite all the praise from new viewers on Netflix, God's Crooked Lines has received mixed reviews from critics.
Its Rotten Tomatoes score sits at a respectful 67 percent, with an audience score of 72 percent.
The Decider's review read: "God’s Crooked Lines starts strong but eventually sinks under the weight of its own complexity."
Meanwhile, Common Sense Media's review said: "When it works, such as when it develops the characters suffering from mental illness in the hospital, it adds depth and heightens the story.
"When it doesn't, one begins to feel the seconds tick away in this two-hour-and-35-minute movie."
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