Netflix's new incredibly tense thriller has people tearing up and unable to breathe
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There seems to be one particularly tense thriller that has seemingly gone unnoticed on Netflix despite it ranking an impressive 100 per cent Tomatometer rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Directed by Philip Barantini, the mastermind behind the Bafta-nominated film Boiling Point, which starring Stephen Graham, the movie focusses on Harri (Kular) who helplessly becomes the centerpoint of a social media frenzy that wrongly identifies him as a wanted terrorist. Check out the trailer here:
The film comes to a crescendo when Harri is forced to survive the night when a group of so-called vigilantes hunt him down at his parents' isolated mansion, after wrongly believing he was the man who detonated a bomb on a London tube.
"When online threats lead to an IRL home invasion, he must fight for his life in this tense thriller of virtual witch-hunts and false accusations," the official plot synopsis reads.
It explores some pretty harrowing themes including xenophobia, racism and the slippery slope of social media.
Viewers have already rushed to X, formerly Twitter, to share their opinions on the flick with one Twitter user writing: "Accused on Netflix is phenomenal. Tense af but made me cry because of the sad reality."
A second revealed: "Accused on Netflix is absolutely brilliant, 12/10!!! We weren’t breathing the whole time!"
"Watching Accused on Netflix omg it is intense af!" penned a third. "Just shows what social media can do to someone accused of something they didn’t do just because of their race & the fact they also have a beard."
A fourth chimed in: "Accused on Netflix is causing me so much stress right now!"
"The amount of anxiety I had when watching Accused on Netflix," commented a fifth. "I had to close my eyes at some points. Excellent performances all round."
Many also took the opportunity to praise Barantini for shedding a light on such important issues.
"He's once again shown how masterful he is at conveying stress and creating tension. Very intense viewing, in the best way possible!" tweeted one fan.
A final Twitter user added: "Accused on Netflix is actually 10/10. Tense af but so gripping and the reality of it is so important. Goes to show social media can be a bloody scary place. Defo worth a watch."
Well, I know what I'll be watching this evening.
Accused is currently available to stream on Netflix now.