Netflix Instant: 8 Micro Movie Reviews - April 2017 Edition

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There are a lot of movies on Netflix, which means there are a lot of good films and a lot of bad ones. Since there is only so much time in a day, here are micro-reviews of 8 movies, currently streaming on Netflix to help you decide which ones are your best bets.

Best Bet on Netflix: “Sadece Sen” (2014)

When it comes to movies on Netflix, you will find no better film than director Hakan Yonat’s “Sadece Sen.” A riveting romantic drama, “Sadece Sen,” is a love story that tells a gripping life story. A story filled with action, romance, remorse, guilt, and redemption.

When haunted ex-boxer, Ali (Ibrahim Celikkol), meets Hazal (Bel๊ž”im Bilgin), a blind woman with an irrepressible spirit, both find a second chance at life, love, and happiness. Or do they? If only their story was always so hopeful. 

“Sadece Sen” will have you on the edge of your seat as its suspenseful backbone proves intoxicating. A tension only heightened by the magnificent performances of Celikkol and Bilgin, whose chemistry is off the charts. “Sadece Sen” is a rare find on Netflix - a truly flawless film that is every bit a diamond of brilliant perfection. (Rating: 10/10)

“The Hollow Point” (2016)

“The Hollow Point” is an exhilarating crime thriller that stars the always-watchable Patrick Wilson, as a sheriff trying to get his town back on track. Surprising twists, and even more shocking turns, make Gonzalo Lรณpez-Gallego’s expertly directed “Hollow Point,” a must-have addition to your Netflix streaming queue. When it comes to packing the thrills, “The Hollow Point” more than hits its target. Rating: 8.2/10

“Come and Find Me” (2016)

“Come and Find Me,” or don’t. “Come and Find Me” is an engrossing-enough, dramatic thriller that finds “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul trying to locate his beloved girlfriend (Annabelle Wallis), who mysteriously vanishes one day. Sadly, there are fewer thrills than would hope to encounter in such a storyline. Rating: 5.5/10

“Call of Heroes” aka “Ngai sing” (2016)

A call, well-worth answering, “Call of Heroes” centers on a small village, whose heroes must fight back against a crazed commandant, set on destroying them. The action scenes are spectacular, and the performances of its cast are equally as impressive. “Call of Heroes” is a mighty film, which brilliantly delves into the philosophical challenges of staying virtuous in a world that is often anything but. Rating: 7.8/10

“In Order of Disappearance” (2016)

Stellan Skarsgard stars as a truck driver turned outraged father out for revenge. If you go in expecting “Taken,” you will more than likely be disappointed. A terrific performance by Skarsgard is not enough to salve, the film’s off-kilter energy. Rating: 5.6/10

“Backcountry” (2014)

Adam McDonald’s arresting directorial debut is everything a thriller should be: harrowing, and horrifying. “Backcountry” is an equal parts character study and scary thriller. When a couple (Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop) get lost in the woods, they find themselves battling the elements, each other, and a bear.

Do not go in expecting “The Shallows.” This is a gritty and hard-hitting film about survival. For those who prefer to avoid violence, be warned that one scene is especially brutal. Rating: 7.7/10

“The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale” (2015)

Set in 1925 Korea, “The Tiger” follows a father, and son, as hunters descend on their mountain to kill a prize tiger. As the movie goes on, we learn that the characters and the tiger are connected by a tale of tragedy.

The CGI in “The Tiger” is absolutely breathtaking, as is the story. “The Tiger” is a highly emotional film that eloquently explores the relationship between man and animal, hunter and prey. Rating: 8/10

“Swept Under” (2015)

Devin Kelly stars as a crime scene cleaner, who discovers a crucial clue at her job site. Impressed, a new detective (Aaron Ashmore) asks for her help in solving the case. Strong performances by Kelly and Ashmore help supercharge, a genuinely intriguing thriller that keeps you guessing until the very end. “Swept Under” deserves to be swept onto your Netflix queue. Rating: 7/10