New from Tarek Fayoumi on Movies with Tarek: Beckett Review

Now this is the type of suspense film I’m talking about! Beckett is one hell of a ride where one tragedy leads to an unexpected and amazing number of misunderstandings, twists, and danger. John David Washington delivers his best performances since BlackKkKlansman (2018) and is almost as brilliant as his father, Denzel Washington.

Beckett had me on the edge of my seat, and not just for the suspense, but also for the emotions it evokes. Director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino really stepped up his game in his directorial debut for Netflix. Beckett is one of the best action-packed films ever to stream on Netflix.

Washington plays Beckett, who is vacationing in Greece with his girlfriend April, played by Alicia Vikander. After a car accident Beckett finds himself in a conspiracy. He cannot trust the local authorities, and his only hope is to reach the United States embassy. But the more he runs, the more the corrupt political tide rises around him. Beckett uses his limited resources to try to figure out what is going on with April, and to piece together why he is the target of a conspiracy.

I loved this movie. I’ve always been a sucker for films set in foreign countries where someone is fighting to survive. And Washington’s performance was simply astonishing. There are many captivating scenes involving jumping, collisions, disasters, protesters, and lots of political corruption. There is certainly nothing predictable about the film.

Beckett is a must-watch on Netflix. It leaves a trail of misconceptions that is enthralling, and It was done in a calculated and intriguing way. I cannot think of a thriller that I have enjoyed more. Four stars for Beckett.

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