A gruesomely brutal crime story makes its way to #1 on Netflix
Mel Gibson might not be everyone’s favorite actor after falling from grace and becoming one of the most prolific performers on the VOD scene, but the two-time Academy Award winner remains able to star in a gem or two every now and then Dragged over concrete maybe the selection of the litter.
Netflix subscribers seem to agree anyway, as writer-director S. Craig Zahler’s uncompromisingly brutal, slow-burning crime thriller has upended expectations of becoming the most-watched film among home audiences in the United States, according to FlixPatrol.
As you would expect from the spirit behind it Brawl in cell block 99 And Bone Tomahawk, Dragged over concrete doesn’t shy away from gruesome violence and unrelenting desolation, but underneath there lurks a very good film, cementing corresponding Rotten Tomatoes scores of 76 and 70 percent, respectively, from critics and audiences.
Not for the faint of heart and certainly not for the impatient: after a whopping 159 minutes, Gibson and Vince Vaughn play two old-school cops who are suspended for being caught on camera and overpowering a suspect with excessive force. From there, the off-duty duo decide to try their hand at the other side of the law, and to say things only get gnarlier from there would be an understatement.
Dragged over concrete Topping the Netflix charts wasn’t something we saw coming, but if you can stand out, it’s a rewarding experience that reveals its seedy underbelly from the first frame.