Netflix has a new worldwide number one film

Netflix's latest number one movie is one you may have missed because it's a Polish thriller.

Colors of Evil: Red didn't quite manage to displace Jennifer Lopez's Atlas from the top spot in the US and UK, but thanks to high rankings elsewhere, the film is number one worldwide, according to Flixpatrol.

The film is a brave thriller that deals with the dark side of humanity. The body of a young woman is found on a beach.

It seems that an unsolved case from decades ago is connected, which prompted prosecutor Leopold Bilski to investigate the crime. By following these threads, Bilski is drawn into the Polish underworld.

Colors of Evil: Red is based on a novel by Malgorzata Oliwia Sobczak, although her work does not seem to have had much of a breakthrough in English-speaking countries. However, the book is part of a trilogy, so perhaps this is just the beginning of the Sobczak film universe.

Game review of Colors of Evil: Red

As is often the case with European productions that reach a larger audience, Colors of Evil: Red has not yet received a lot of reviews. However, some of the early reviews are quite positive.

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Heaven of Horror gave the film 4/5, beating other recent reviews including Godzilla Minus One and The First Omen.

The reviewer was “impressed by the plot, world building, and character gallery” of Colors of Evil: Red.

However, not everyone has jumped on the hype train surrounding Colors of Evil: Red.

Decider says we should “skip it” because it's a bit too predictable. “The basic colors of the plot seep through too early for the tension to really build,” says Decider.

Media Mikes falls somewhere between the two. The film is “sometimes a bit predictable and a bit too formulaic,” says the review, which sums up Colors of Evil: Red as a “good, but not quite great crime thriller.”

However, if you are in the mood for a crime drama, you can stream Colors of Evil: Red now. Its runtime is 1 hour and 51 minutes.