Off-the-chart thriller torn to pieces makes a rocky return to Netflix

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Even if the company largely trusts the word of the powerful algorithm, there is no formula to guarantee success on Netflix, with 2020’s forgotten thriller. Inheritance the last unlikely feature to appear and punch a hole in the streaming service’s viewership charts.

According to FlixPatrol, the widely criticized and incredibly convoluted psychological nightmare that could only garner respective Rotten Tomatoes scores of 23 and 31 percent from critics and audiences has conspired to become the number five most-watched feature on the platform’s global rankings, having broke into the Top 10 in 21 countries.


That puts it below just epic warfare. narvikscience fiction blockbuster JUNG_Eglobetrotting spy adventure majnu missionand Rian Johnson Crystal Onion: A Knives Out Mysterywhich also claims that it is the only one of the top 10 hits currently available that is not a Netflix original.

Not a bad return to prominence for an unwieldy and overcomplicated boiling pot that finds a wealthy family unraveling a series of secrets, lies and conspiracies when the patriarch passes away, leaving them with roughly a thousand times more questions than answers. The first act starts out strong, and there’s a fantastic concept buried somewhere, but none of the disparate threads manage to form a cohesive or even half-entertaining whole.

then again, Inheritance emerging from nature to become one of the biggest hits of the planet’s first on-demand app tells a whole different story of its pros and cons.

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