Netflix’s latest offering in the Thriller department is out and though it may not be its best film, what else can you do when you’re stuck inside as the world battles the Coronavirus Pandemic. Knives Out and Parasite both movies won the Academy Awards for adapted and original screenplays respectively, we hardly think Dangerous Lies would deserve any.
DANGEROUS LIES REVIEW:
There is nothing like watching a Thriller. Dangerous Lies does nothing of that, for a murder mystery, which uses the familiar horror tropes like home invasions and a secretive house, there is absolutely no thrill in the entire movie. In fact, the only time your heart races is when Katie gets a jump scare on a mousetrap, and that too is highly subjective.
DANGEROUS LIES PLOTLINES:
Netflix’s Dangerous Lies shares the plot similarities of a wealthy old man and his poor caretaker, but that’s about it when it comes to comparing the two. Katie wants to be a Doctor, but for now, she is stuck as a caretaker for a man named Leonard. The reason is that she is supporting her husband, Adam, to get his career on track.
The movie also has a leg up on its competition in that Scott and cinematographer Ronald Richard make up for its lack of depth by shooting the film as if it were a Hitchcockian mystery. There’s no end to the Dangerous Lies the characters tell, and they’re all overly dramatic in a way that adds to film’s puppy tone.