New Netflix movie looks like a must watch for fans of dark crime thrillers 1 month ago

New Netflix movie looks like a must watch for fans of dark crime thrillers

Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro stars in the movie and also co-wrote its screenplay.

Netflix has released the first trailer for Reptile, a new movie which looks like it should jump to the top of the watchlist for lovers of moody crime thrillers.


Set in New England, the movie follows a homicide detective Tom Nichols (Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro - Sicario, Traffic) who has no shortage of suspects in his investigation into the death of a realtor, who was stabbed to death in a show home.

As the plot synopsis for the film lays out:

"The body was discovered by the victim’s boyfriend and colleague, Will (Justin Timberlake - The Social Network), with whom she fought the night before. The victim’s ex (Karl Glusman - The Idol), to whom she was still married, is possibly a drug dealer. Meanwhile, an eccentric man (Michael Pitt - Boardwalk Empire) with a longstanding grudge against Will and his family seems to take an unhealthy interest in the case.

"All of these people have a motive, yet none of the existing hypotheses feel entirely convincing to Tom, who only recently relocated to Scarborough, Maine with his wife, Judy (Alicia Silverstone - Clueless). The couple had been living in Philadelphia, where Tom was partnered with a detective convicted of several crimes."

According to Netflix, the more Tom attempts to uncover the truth, the more he "dismantles the illusions in his own life".


The feature film debut of music video director Grant Singer, he co-wrote the screenplay for Reptile alongside Benjamin Singer and Del Toro.

As well as the actors listed above, the cast for the movie also includes Ato Essandoh (Vinyl), Domenick Lombardozzi (The Wire), Eric Bogosian (Uncut Gems), Francis Fisher (Unforgiven), Matilda Lutz (Revenge), Owen Teague (I See You) and Sky Ferreira (Baby Driver).

Reptile is scheduled to have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September, before landing on Netflix on 6 October.

Check out its trailer right here:


Earlier in the week, JOE wrote about the movie trailers for the Irish comedy-drama Flora and Sun, the Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan starring sci-fi Foe and the Zack Snyder-directed space opera Rebel Moon in separate articles.

Meanwhile, to view more of this week's big trailers in the world of film and TV, see below.



Starting with movies, Gael García Bernal (Old) stars in this already acclaimed biopic about the life of the title wrestler which will be released on Prime Video on 22 September.

Good Burger 2

This long-awaited sequel to the '90s cult classic comedy starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell will be released on Paramount+ in Ireland sometime this Autumn.


The Lesson

This thriller out in Irish cinemas on 22 September focuses on a young author (Irish actor Daryl McCormack - Bad Sisters) who gets more than he bargained for when he accepts a tutoring position at the family estate of his writing idol (Richard E. Grant).

The Marsh King's Daughter

A woman (Daisy Ridley - Star Wars) is forced to confront her dark past when her criminal father (Ben Mendelsohn - Secret Invasion) breaks out of prison in this thriller which is out in the US on 6 October but does not have an Irish release date yet.

Society of the Snow

J.A. Bayona (The Impossible) directs this survival thriller about the Uruguayan 1972 Andes flight disaster that will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival next month before later coming to Netflix.

V/H/S 85

This sixth entry in the cult favourite found-footage horror anthology franchise will land on Shudder on 6 October, just in time for Halloween.

The Killing Kind

Moving onto TV, this British legal thriller focuses on a female barrister (Emma Appleton) trying to rebuild her life after getting too close to a dangerous former client (Colin Morgan) when suddenly he reappears in her life.

The Killing Kind will be out in Ireland on Paramount+ on 7 September.


Last but not least, Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) stars in this thriller as a woman whose dream holiday quickly turns into a living nightmare.

Wilderness will premiere on Prime Video on 15 September.

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