Netflix's number one smash hit thriller is extremely tense and has perfect reviews
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If you’re looking for something to watch, and don’t mind watching something tense and anxiety-inducing, then have we got the film for you.
Here's the trailer, check it out for yourself:
It’s about a man who is the subject of a social media pile-on, accused of being a terrorist.
The name of the film – rather aptly – is Accused.
The tense thriller was recently added to Netflix, so if you’ve got a subscription you can be watching it now, and viewers have been raving about it.
Oh, and it’s currently got a 100 percent record on film aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, so it’s being incredibly well-received.
From 10 reviews, not one has a bad word to say.
The British flick tells the story of a lad called Harri, who – while he’s in a remote house in the country – learns online that he’s been wrongly identified as a wanted terrorist.
That means that he has to attempt to survive while people turn up at his home as part of a quite literal witch hunt.
A brief summary of the plot reads: "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.”
Directed by Philip Barantini, the film stars Sex Education actor Chaneil Kular in the main role, as well as Frances Tomelty, Nitin Ganatra, Nila Aalia, Lauryn Ajufo, and Robbie O’Neill, among others.
Barantini has a bit of previous for creating anxiety-inducing and extremely tense cinemas, as he’s best known for the drama Boiling Point, which also had people pulling their hair out with concern.
That film – set in a kitchen – was such a big success that there’s going to be a TV series picking up after events.
Watch this space for that, then.
In the meantime, Accused has drawn comparisons with Barantini’s other work, with viewers and critics praising the extreme tension within the worlds he creates.
One viewer commented: “Watching Accused on Netflix omg it is intense af!
“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.”
Another comment read: “Accused on Netflix is actually very scary because that is the state of social media. And it can really get that real.”
A third person said: “If anything is after something good to watch, I've just watched Accused on Netflix.
“Absolutely brilliantly acted.
“Still feel anxious now.
“Really shows how dangerous social media can be.”
So, if you’re after something to watch – and don’t fancy something fluffy and cute – then this might be the film for you.
Be warned, you might be left with no fingernails afterwards, though.