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New Tyler Perry movie has dropped on Netflix and it's completely divided opinion
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New Tyler Perry movie has dropped on Netflix and it's completely divided opinion

Kelly Rowland and Trevante Rhodes star in Perry's new movie which arrived on Netflix in February

Tyler Perry's latest creation has arrived on Netflix, but fans can't quite agree on what they make of it.

Following 20 years in the industry, it's safe to say Perry is experienced in TV and filmmaking.

Perry has worked as a writer on titles like House of Payne, Sistas and Ruthless, and appeared in popular movies like Gone Girl and Don't Look Up.

As a result Perry has built himself a good fanbase over the years, and he gave his fans a new title to sink their teeth into this month with a Netflix movie which he not only wrote, but also directed.

Starring Kelly Rowland, Perry's latest flick follows an ambitious criminal defense attorney who is determined to become a named partner at her law firm.

As part of her mission she takes on the case of an artist accused of murdering his girlfriend, but things soon turn both steamy and dangerous for those involved.

Fans have shared their thoughts on the movie online.

The movie, titled Mea Culpa, was inspired by 'older thrillers from the '80s and '90s', which Perry told Tudum he 'loves'.

“It was fun to explore the best and worst of humanity through the genre of an exotic thriller," he said.

Bird Box star Trevante Rhodes, who stars alongside Rowland in the movie, told Tudum he was on board even before Perry sent over the script - but unfortunately Rhodes' enthusiasm hasn't been matched by all of the film's viewers.

After Mea Culpa arrived on Netflix, it received a middling IMDb score of 4.2/10 and an audience score of 39 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

It's worth noting that there are some viewers who loved what Perry did with the film, with many taking to social media to recommend it to others.

Tyler Perry was inspired by 80s and 90s movies for Mea Culpa.
Noam Galai/Getty Images for Netflix

Comments like 'great movie!', 'extremely good movie', and 'great movie I loved it. Kelly Rowland is amazing', have all appeared in a discussion of the movie on LADbible's Netflix Bangers Facebook page, but there are also a number of comments criticizing the flick.

"It was pretty bad. A jumble of movies we’ve already seen," one critic commented.

Another wrote: "It was so-so to me. I’ve watched all of his movies numerous times but this is one I don’t think I will watch again."

However, one Perry fan hit back: "This movie was good! Everyone who says it wasn't and says this to every other movie, YOU GO MAKE A BETTER MOVIE IF YOU FEEL THAT WAY!"

There's no denying that Perry knows more about filmmaking than a lot of us, so you'll have to decide for yourself whether Mea Culpa is one for you.

Topics: Netflix, Film and TV