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Summary

  • The new Netflix movie Locked In is currently the top title on the streaming service’s charts despite being largely unheard of.
  • The psychological thriller follows a woman with locked-in syndrome who must unravel the mystery of her injury.
  • Critical reception has been mixed, with some calling it a bland Netflix thriller, while others see it as a typical made-for-TV movie.


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A new Netflix movie called Locked In is number one on the streaming service’s Top 10 despite being largely unheard of. Released on November 1, the Netflix thriller follows a complex plot involving a woman suffering from locked-in syndrome, which renders her unable to move, who must unravel the mystery of her injury. The cast includes Famke Janssen, who is known for playing Xenia Onatopp in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye, alongside Rose Williams, Alex Hassel, Finn Cole, and Anna Friel. Locked In was directed by Nour Wazzi in her feature-length debut with a script written by Rowan Joffé.

Now, after just five days of availability, Locked In has landed the number one spot on Netflix‘s Global Top 10. For the week of October 30 to November 5, Locked In was viewed for 28.8 million hours and received 17.8 million total views, making it the most-watched title on Netflix during this period by far. Locked In is one of two obscure titles making the list this week with Herself, a Sundance film from 2020, sneaking into the 10th place spot.

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How Is Locked In Being Received?

Because Locked In is largely unknown outside the Netflix sphere, there isn’t an abundance of reactions to the movie online. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film only has four reviews from critics who are approved by the aggregator at the time of writing, which isn’t even enough to qualify for a score. Pramit Chatterjee of Digital Mafia Talkies sums up the critical response quite succinctly, writing “Locked In is yet another bland-as-hell Netflix thriller.” Benjamin Lee of the more well-known publication, The Guardian, writes “Locked In is instead a film you wish you would have stopped far earlier.”

Locked In has a runtime of 97 minutes.

Lori Meek of Ready Steady Cut had a slightly more positive reaction to the new Netflix movie, writing “Locked In is the type of made-for-TV thriller you’d expect to catch on Lifetime on a Friday night. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.” Of the 17.8 million total views that Locked In received, fewer than people 50 submitted ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, resulting in a 23 percent audience score. With Locked In shocking the world by taking the number one spot on Netflix’s Global Top 10, perhaps it can take this increased notoriety and dominate the charts for weeks to come.

Source: Netflix

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