“Generic” doesn’t even begin to describe “Dangerous Lies”, Netflix’s latest thriller that was clearly made by people who have never seen a thriller before. This film oozes 90’s B-movies, and that’s not necessarily a good thing in this case. Camilla Mendes (a Netflix regular) plays a caretaker for an old man. When he unexpectedly dies one day, she finds herself drawn into a web of lies and intrigue. If this sounds exciting, then sorry to say it’s not. Director Michael Scott has no flair for suspense, making the overall result feel curiously dull and recycled. Even when the revelations come at the end, it’s hard to care about any of it. I’ve seen my share of solid thrillers and “Dangerous Lies” isn’t one of them. Netflix can and should do better with this genre.
Categories: 1.5/4, mystery, The Twenty-First Century, thriller
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