- Netflix released a number of original thrillers this year, but not all of them have been a hit with critics.
- Critics enjoyed haunting flicks like "I Am Mother" and "The Perfection."
- On the other hand, they widely panned thrillers like "Polar" and "The Red Sea Diving Resort."
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Netflix released a limited amount of original thrillers this year, and they've received mixed reviews across the board.
Here are some of the best and worst Netflix original thrillers of the year, according to critic scores on Rotten Tomatoes.
Note: The scores listed throughout the piece were accurate at the time of publication but are subject to change.
"I Am Mother" impressed critics with its unique premise.Netflix
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 90%
Starring: Hilary Swank, Clara Rugaard, Rose Byrne
As critic Brad Newsome wrote for The Sydney Morning Herald, "An intriguing premise, fine performances and a string of startling reveals that just keeps on coming make this Australian sci-fi film a real winner — and a must-watch for the Black Mirror set."
"The Perfection" was called seductive yet disturbing by critics.Netflix
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 73%
Starring: Allison Williams, Alaina Huffman, Steven Weber, Logan Browning
As critic Katie Rife wrote for the AV Club, "The Perfection takes deep, fetishistic satisfaction in pushing the envelope, then pushing it some more, building in seductive fits and shocking starts to an orgiastic frenzy of cinematic excess."
The heist-focused thriller "Triple Frontier" was praised for being loaded with action.Netflix
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 72%
Starring: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam
"Triple Frontier makes a decent stab at looking beyond the usual ambitions of the genre. There's thought behind all this gun-toting," wrote critic Clarisse Loughrey for The Independent.
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