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Netflix viewers are calling new thriller 'best movie of the year by far'

Gregory Robinson

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Netflix viewers are calling new thriller 'best movie of the year by far'

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Netflix viewers are singing the praises of Where the Crawdads Sing by calling it the 'best movie of the year by far'. Watch the trailer below:

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Murder mysteries and heartbreak goes hand-in-hand on Netflix and it's no surprise the film has been a hit with fans.

Based on the book of the same name written by Delia Owen, Where the Crawdads Sing was first released in cinemas earlier this year before arriving on Netflix in the US.

Delia's 2018 mystery novel follows the 'marsh girl' of Barkley Cove, Kya Clark, who raises herself in almost total isolation and prefers the company of animals to the company of people.

When popular local resident Chase Andrews is found dead, Kya immediately becomes a suspect in his murder. The film was adapted by Reese Witherspoon's production company Hello Sunshine.

It was met with a mixed reaction from critics, however viewers at home have taken to Twitter to share their love for the big screen adaptation.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

One Twitter user shared their hot take, writing: "Where the Crawdads Sing, best movie of this year, in my opinion."

The positive reactions kept rolling in, with another viewer sharing: "Where the Crawdads Sing on @netflix is a fantastic story.

"It won’t be for everyone, but by far the best movie I’ve seen on streaming platforms this year."

While another Twitter user echoed these reviews and tweeted: "where the crawdads sing ,, best movie of the year im serious."

The film stars British actor Daisy Edgar-Jones who is best known for her role in the beloved BBC Three series Normal People.

In Where the Crawdads Sing, Edgar-Jones portrays Kya, a young American woman who is forced to survive by herself in her home on the edge of the marshes in the Deep South.

Daisy Edgar-Jones plays Kya in the drama. Credit: Sony
Daisy Edgar-Jones plays Kya in the drama. Credit: Sony

Kya finds herself the suspect in a murder investigation after one of the town's much-loved residents is found dead, but throughout the investigation and the trial she only really has herself - and the marsh around her - to rely on.

Tate Walker and Sterling Macer Jr. are among those who also star in the film.

During the film's release back in July, Edgar-Jones described the tale as a reminder about the importance of kindness. “Kya is a real outcast, and people are fearful of her and don’t understand her, so they create this rumour about her that’s larger than she is," the 24-year-old star told the Independent.

"The film does a really good job of showing how important it is to be kind. But also [showing] her resilience, and how she picks herself up despite every knock-back. She ultimately survives and thrives in a hostile environment."

Where the Crawdads Sing is now on Netflix.

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix

Gregory Robinson
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