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Netflix viewers call ‘deliciously funny’ comedy film with near-perfect Rotten Tomatoes score its ‘best release this year’

Netflix viewers call ‘deliciously funny’ comedy film with near-perfect Rotten Tomatoes score its ‘best release this year’

It’s already won viewers over, with many claiming it’s one of Netflix’s ‘best releases’ of 2024

With the weekend FINALLY upon us, no doubt many of you are looking for something good to watch with a bowl of popcorn on the sofa.

That’s one of the best things about the modern-day streaming era, which allows us to watch anything and everything from the comfort of our own sofa.

Sure, there’s no denying that it’s sometimes nice to catch a big blockbuster on the big screen, but it’s not always that easy to get out to the cinema – especially if you’ve got kids to get to bed, or you’re simply too knackered after a week of work to even leave the house.

In fact, these days, some of the biggest blockbusters now go straight to the streamers – like Glen Powell’s latest flick, which only had a limited theatrical release before landing on Netflix today.

Directed by Richard Linklater, Hit Man is based on an ‘unbelievable true story’, following a straight-laced professor as he discovers he has a hidden talent as a fake hit man. As you do.

It’s already won over audiences, with many claiming it’s not just one of Netflix’s ‘best releases’ of 2024, but also one of their favourite movies of the year altogether.

Taking to X, one said: “#hitman on Netflix is a deliciously funny devious, raunchy and frankly a brilliant thriller. And it's a true story(almost). Glen Powell is terrific. Linklater is firing on all cylinders. Go watch it now. Easily top 10 movies of the year.”

Another agreed: “Really enjoyed Hitman on Netflix. @glenpowell smashes it! Highly recommend.”

A third said: “HITMAN is excellent and one of Netflix’s best releases of the year. Deserved a theatrical release though.”

Adria Arjona and Glen Powell in Hit Man (Netflix)
Adria Arjona and Glen Powell in Hit Man (Netflix)

And the critics love it, too, as it's managed to rack up a very respectable 98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

While Netflix fan site Tudum says the film belongs to a ‘bundle of genres’, including noir, screwball comedy and thriller, Linklater said that, at heart, it’s actually very simple.

“Ultimately, it’s a relationship movie,” he said, adding: “It’s about identity and self and passion. But on a plot level, it’s just a guy who gets in a little too deep.

"His passions lead him in a direction where he’s deceiving someone he’s in love with, and being someone else. They have to deal with those repercussions.”

Watch Hit Man on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, Entertainment, TV And Film, Tyla Recommends