Netflix viewers call ‘brilliant’ new Liam Neeson thriller his ‘best since Taken’

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29 Apr 2024, 14:13

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A new Irish action-thriller film landed on Netflix last week, and it has been seriously impressing viewers.

In the Land of Saints and Sinners premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, and was added to the streaming service on Friday (25th April). Set in 1970s Ireland during The Troubles, it focuses on former assassin Finbar Murphy (played by Neeson) who has left his dark past behind him as he leads a quiet life in a coastal Irish town, far from the political violence that grips the rest of the country. 

When menacing terrorists show up, led by a woman called Doirean (played by Kerry Condon from The Banshees of Inisherin) Finbar is drawn into an increasingly vicious game of cat and mouse, and has has to choose between exposing his secret identity and defending his friends and neighbours

The movie also stars Sarah Greene from Normal People, and Jack Gleeson, who famously portrayed Joffrey Baratheon in Game of Thrones.

It was mainly shot in County Donegal, with additional filming in Dublin

Having had the weekend to digest the movie, fans have taken to social media to shower it with praise. One person wrote: “In the land of Saints & Sinners, brilliant movie on Netflix. Cast is top class & in my personal opinion the best film Liam Neeson has done since Taken & Batman.”

Another viewer agreed, saying: “In The Land Of Saints & Sinners: 5 Stars Out Of 5!!! Neeson’s Best Since Taken!!! A Truly Engaging Neo Western Irish Thriller!!!"

One viewer added: “In the land of Saints & Sinners  on #Netflix is excellent”

Someone else wrote: “Just finished watching the new Liam Neeson film on Netflix. In The Land of Saints & Sinners. Very good and stunning scenery in Donegal.”

And the critics concur as well, as the film currently sits at an impressive 82 percent on review aggregating site Rotten Tomatoes.

In the Land of Saints and Sinners is available to watch now on Netflix.