Two of 2021's best Irish movies are added to Netflix this week
They have scores of 91% and 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Netflix has already given us plenty of distractions for the start of this dark and dreary 2022, between an impressive line-up of a new shows and movies, and a slate of previously released big movies to potentially (re)visit.
This week they're giving us even more, with two of the new arrivals on the streaming service's library being two of the best Irish movies of 2021 – one of them was released in Irish cinemas barely three months ago.
Chances are they might have passed you by when they hit the big screen, so now is the time to check them out properly.
Redemption of a Rogue
Released in Irish cinemas in August, this comedy/drama scored 100% with critics on Rotten Tomatoes, while also winning Best Irish Film and Best Irish First Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh.
The first feature film from the award-winning playwright Philip Doherty, it tells the story of Jimmy (Aaron Monaghan) heading back to his hometown for a funeral, only to get stuck in a Groundhog Day-esque loop while trying to repent the sins of his past.
Redemption of a Rogue is added to Netflix on Wednesday, 5 January.
Released in Irish cinemas in October, this dark Irish comedy scored 91% with critics on Rotten Tomatoes, with writer/director Rachel Carey winning the Discovery Award at the Dublin International Film Festival.
Staring Pauline McLynn (Father Ted) and Victoria Smurfit (Once Upon a Time), it tells the story of a group of stylists at a Dublin hair salon who inadvertently become community heroes when they take on the members of a local gang.
Deadly Cuts is added to Netflix on Thursday, 6 January.
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