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Confused Netflix viewers left frustrated by Jared Leto movie The Little Things' ending

Confused Netflix viewers left frustrated by Jared Leto movie The Little Things' ending

Viewers have been left unimpressed

**Just a heads up that there are some spoilers for The Little Things in this article**

Netflix viewers have been left unimpressed after watching The Little Things, starring Jared Leto and Rami Malek.

The 2021 flick, which also stars Denzel Washington and Olivia Washington, has landed on the streaming platform recently - but some viewers were left annoyed and scratching their heads at the conclusion of the crime drama.

The Little Things is set in Los Angeles in the 1990s and centres on cops Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon (played by Washington) and Jim Baxter (played by Malek) who are investigating a string of murders, which leads them to a weird loner Albert Sparma (played by Leto) who may be responsible for the gruesome crimes.

But the movie wraps up without the killer ever really being revealed with viewers pretty much left to decide for themselves if they think Sparama is guilty of anything more than being a creepy dude.

The movie has a not-too-shabby 6.3 on IMDb while it fares slightly worse on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes where it holds a score of 45 percent, with a slightly higher audience score of 67 percent.

The Little Things stars Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto.
Warner Bros

However, viewers watching it since it became available on Netflix were left confused by the movie’s ending, with one taking to X - formerly known as Twitter - to say: “Sadly it's a very cheap low key movie. I found it boring and the ending is silly.”

Another wrote: “Just watched The Little Things with Denzel Washington. Vested two hours of life for a film with a terrible ending.”

Someone else rather bluntly stated: “Don't waste your time with The Little Things on Netflix. Possibly the s***test end to a movie that I can think of. You have to deal with a slow moving film with no resolution.”

The Little Things is streaming on Netflix.
Warner Bros

The same guy then added: “They literally didn't give any conclusion to the film, it was ridiculous.”

The Little Things ending was ambiguous by design, with director John Lee Hancock admitting to Entertainment Weekly that he wanted fans to be left guessing.

He told the publication: “Honestly, when I wrote it, I just tried to build in as many things pointing to his guilt as points to his innocence.

“I think there is an equal number of each in the script. I can make an argument either way.”

If you fancy checking it out for yourself, The Little Things is streaming on Netflix right now.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film, Jared Leto