Reptile

critic Reviews

, 45% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Strong work from Benicio del Toro and Alicia Silverstone isn't enough to make up for Reptile's convoluted and ultimately underwhelming story.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A pretty effective murder mystery... [Benicio Del Toro] has aged very nicely into this sort of role.
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    Kambole CampbellEmpire Magazine
    Del Toro’s solid screen charisma can’t rescue Reptile, a derivative and lethargic thriller that rarely thrills as it tries and fails to build a case for itself as a meaningful iteration on the detective thrillers that it admires.
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    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times
    The fallout from all this purposeful gloom isn't merely that nothing surprises us; even Del Toro's committed portrayal of a careful man's gathering disillusionment gets jammed up.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Del Toro carries this sometimes convoluted and derivative thriller into three-star territory with an absolutely mesmerizing and authentic performance that conjures up memories of past anti-hero greats such as Bogart and Mitchum, Ryan and Hayden.
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    A.A. DowdIGN Movies
    Benicio del Toro's understated performance as a soft-spoken detective is about the only interesting thing about this new Netflix thriller, which drowns a thin murder mystery in lots of ominous atmosphere.
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    Nina MetzChicago Tribune
    Del Toro and Silverstone make a meal out of what tends to be a pro forma side to these kinds of thrillers
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    Dan BuffaRamble On With Buffa (Substack)
    Hat tip to Del Toro and company. I like scripts that present a familiar formula in a mystery, and then proceed to have fun with the whodunit.
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    Juanma Fernández ParísEl Nuevo Día (Puerto Rico)
    The script suffers from having an excess of twists executed at a slow pace... [but] the cast never makes it boring. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Tina KakadelisFilm Obsessive
    Reptile lets all the drama happen off screen with a third act deus ex machina. What could have been a knotty, suburban, coastal noir boils down to a detective story we’ve all seen before.
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    Austin BurkeAustin Burke/Flick Fan Nation
    This is a dreary and somewhat tense crime drama that features a fascinating and compelling lead performance. Del Toro crushes it, but the mystery surrounding his character doesn’t quite come together as intended
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