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The review you provided is for the movie “Reptile,” a homicide thriller available on Netflix. The reviewer watched it at home with subtitles to catch all the details in this moody cop noir film. The subtitles frequently mentioned descriptors like “sinister music” and “quiet ominous music,” emphasizing the film’s dark atmosphere.
The story begins with a gruesome murder, suggesting a serial killer may be responsible. Will Grady (played by Justin Timberlake) discovers his girlfriend Summer’s (Matilda Lutz) blood-drenched corpse in their home, with 33 stab wounds, bite marks, and a strand of wig hair as evidence. The film draws inspiration from Michael Mann’s “Manhunter” in terms of visual and thematic elements.
However, “Reptile” turns out to be a complex narrative, with a buffet of suspects. Will, Summer’s ex, and a mysterious character named Eli are all potential culprits. Even the veteran homicide detective Tom Nichols (played by Benicio del Toro) is not exempt from suspicion, given his shady past and mysterious stab wound.
The review commends Benicio del Toro’s performance, which adds depth to his character. It also highlights the camaraderie within Tom’s cop crew but hints at underlying tensions and secrets among them. As the story progresses, it delves into a conspiracy, which raises questions about the initial portrayal of the murder as the work of a berserk sadist.
In summary, “Reptile” is described as a solid thriller with good watchability, better than “The Little Things” from 2021. However, the review suggests that the film may not fully deliver on its initial promise of a gruesome, sadistic murder, and the ultimate explanation for the crime might be different from what it initially implies. The reviewer characterizes the film as “opportunistic” and hints that it may prioritize entertainment over maintaining the integrity of its premise.