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25th Jun 2024

New disaster thriller movie on Netflix rockets to No 1 on streaming chart

Stephen Porzio

Featuring Jodie Comer and Benedict Cumberbatch amongst its cast, the apocalyptic thriller has an 88% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The End We Start From, the acclaimed disaster thriller added to Netflix last Wednesday, has rocketed to the number one spot on JustWatch’s weekly streaming movie chart in Ireland.

Released in Irish and UK cinemas only last January, the movie is based on the novel of the same name by Megan Hunter and depicts an environmental crisis which leads to London being submerged by flood waters.

In the midst of this, a new mother (Jodie Comer – Killing Eve, The Bikeriders) embarks on a dangerous journey to find a safe refuge, all the while trying to protect her baby from the surrounding chaos.

Brought to the screen by writer Alice Birch (Normal People) and director Mahalia Belo (the underrated TV series Requiem), The End We Start From also features amongst its cast Benedict Cumberbatch (Eric), Gina McKee (Line of Duty), Joel Fry (Yesterday), Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Mark Strong (Kick-Ass) and Nina Sosanya (Baby Reindeer).

And the film has been praised for its realistic and ground-level depiction of environmental collapse, as well as for Comer’s powerful lead turn.

Holding an 88% score on Rotten Tomatoes, here is a sample of the glowing write-ups the movie earned from critics:

Financial Times: “The result is the kind of film the UK rarely makes anymore: a clever, propulsive picture with enough mainstream oomph for multiplexes.” “The End We Start From is an anxiety-inducing experience, not due to loud explosions or effects-driven set pieces, but due to things that feel real and grounded in truthful observations.”

Times (UK): “The movie’s other strength, besides Comer, is the realism it finds in environmental catastrophe.”

Variety: “Comer’s riveting performance, physically tense with desperation, makes us believe, at least while watching, that we’d do whatever she’s doing.”

And now JustWatch has confirmed that The End We Start From has claimed the top spot in its weekly movie chart in Ireland.

The service’s charts are calculated by its users’ activity from the last 24 hours, seven days or 30 days.

“This includes clicking on a streaming offer, adding a title to a watchlist, and marking a title as ‘seen’,” JustWatch says.

“This data is collected from >40 million movie & TV show fans per month. It is updated daily for 140 countries and 4,500 streaming services.”

You can see JustWatch’s Top 10 movie chart for this week in Ireland right here:

  1. The End We Start From
  2. Hit Man
  3. Sleeping Dogs
  4. Trigger Warning
  5. Boy Erased
  6. Dracula Untold
  7. Random Hearts
  8. Mad Max: Fury Road
  9. Godzilla Minus One
  10. Jurassic World

Unsurprisingly, House of The Dragon and The Boys have also taken the number one and two positions on JustWatch’s TV show chart for this week in Ireland.

You can see that top 10 list below:

  1. House of the Dragon
  2. The Boys
  3. Presumed Innocent
  4. Shōgun
  5. Dark Matter
  6. Evil
  7. Fallout
  8. Agents of Mystery
  9. The Acolyte
  10. Hacks

The End We Start From is streaming on Netflix in Ireland and the UK right now.

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