'Dangerous Lies': Netflix's thriller a hit with 'Riverdale' fans, others call it a 'bad version of Knives Out'

While Camilla Mendes' fans thought the movie was great, it was generally panned by others who thought nothing stood out in the 'Lifetime-like' film


                            'Dangerous Lies': Netflix's thriller a hit with 'Riverdale' fans, others call it a 'bad version of Knives Out'
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Spoiler alert for 'Dangerous Lies'

Netflix's latest thriller, 'Dangerous Lies', starring Camilla Mendes, Jessie T Usher and Sasha Alexander dropped this week and has opened to some mixed reviews. The movie follows the story of Katie Franklin (Mendes) who seemingly comes into a fortune after the man she was caring for died.

Katie and her husband, Adam (Usher) are poor — as the movie likes to keep reminding us often. So when Katie seemingly inherits Leonard's (Elliot Gould) inheritance, things seem to take a magical turn for them.

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However, when a "real estate agent" (Cam Gigandet) and a lawyer (Jamie Chung) turn up, things take a turn for the worst. What follows is a list of predictable twists and an unnecessarily high count of dead bodies.

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Most viewers found the movie tiresome and Netflix even racked up a few comparisons to Lifetime. One viewer tweeted, "Dangerous Lies is one of those bad but so good films definitely worth a watch."

Another wrote, "#DangerousLies this movie dumb as hell. You find a dead body. .. and don’t call NOBODY! You're being followed, & don’t tell nobody? Harassed by a 'Realtor' & don’t tell nobody?"

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A viewer observed, "When TF did Netflix turn into the #Lifetime channel #FFS #cheesymovies Confession, totally didn't stop me from watching it tho #DangerousLies NO it’s not about Trump."

Another viewer wrote, "As much as I like spoilers, I also like guessing the storyline of every movie I watch. #DangerousLies is a movie with zero surprises."

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A viewer tweeted, "#DangerousLies (2020) This was such a bad movie, it wants so bad to be like other movies and it is just a bad version of 'Knives Out'. It is very predictable and really just lackluster. The acting is meh, nothing that stands out. The ending is horrible. Like maybe the worst of the year."

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Another wrote, "Started watching Dangerous Lies on Netflix.. I'm over it I've got like 20 minutes left.. nothings really happening and the husband acting up like that is really irritating me #DangerousLies."

However, for fans of 'Riverdale' and Camilla Mendes — who plays Veronica Lodge on the show — the movie was perfect. One viewer tweeted, "I just finished watching #dangerouslies and I loved the movie, I even cried in a part of the movie, this movie is amazing, I loved it, and @CamilaMendes was amazing, wonderful in this movie."

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A fan tweeted, "yeah, #DangerousLies is really worth watching during quarantine, well done @CamilaMendes but it's me or the first scene, with those colors & aesthetics, just looks like Riverdale?"

Another shared, "#DangerousLies had me all over the place, I was lit rally conflicted luvv. but seriously, @CamilaMendes did an amazing job :) as a camleite, I may be biased, but she acted so well in this movie. I’m proud to see her step out the box to be Katie and she did fantastic as always."

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'Dangerous Lies' is now streaming on Netflix.