Even the worst movies have proven more than capable of finding audiences in streaming, putting aside unanimous critical slams to conquer viewership on any given platform. The latest to resist one-sided destroying is the spy adventure Codename: Tirangawhich has overcome its bad reputation to rise to Netflix.
The broad-based spy thriller once again underscores that the platform’s subscribers are much less demanding and forgiving than critics, and has become the 11th most-watched feature in the streamer’s global ranking, according to FlixPatrol. That’s a statistic made all the more impressive by the undeniable fact that writer-director Ribhu Dasgupta’s latest film is one of the absolute worst of 2022.
The film has a zero percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, and not a single positive review can be found. Things are a little better over on IMDb, while also a million miles from being encouraging Codename: Tiranga‘s meager user average of just 2.5/10 from nearly a thousand votes cast.
The half-baked tale of infiltration and subterfuge sees Parineeti Chopra’s elite agent sent on a globe-spanning mission to recapture and take down a terrorist responsible for a deadly attack. While there are some decently staged action sequences, you expect more Codename: Tiranga finally cracking up and going flat out just for the endless 134-minute epic to drag to the end credits. Of course, that didn’t do anything to deter the Netflix crowds from watching it en masse.
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