'Dangerous Lies' Review

'Dangerous Lies' Review
An Uninteresting Netflix Mystery-Thriller

Rating: ★

Besides the good opening scene and an okay performance from Camila Mendes (who finally plays someone around her age), 'Dangerous Lies' doesn't deliver much in terms of quality.
The movie follows Katie who, after losing her waitressing job, becomes a caregiver for a wealthy elderly man Leonard. But when he unexpectedly passes away and leaves Katie with his estate, she and her husband Adam are propelled into a web of lies, deception and murder.
Like some other Netflix original movies, it feels like the film's only purpose for existing is to meet a quota. It feels like the result an AI forced to watch 'Knives Out' and 'Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase' and then write a movie similar to them but void of personality and enjoyment.
An important element for mystery movies to work is a compelling central mystery that keeps the audience invested to see how it resolves, 'Dangerous Lies' doesn't have that. Instead, it's a boring, intrigue-lacking slog.
With a predictable and forgettable story, bad screenplay and dull performances, 'Dangerous Lies' is a must-skip.