Saturday, May 18, 2024

Unforgivable: Netflix Premieres a Stealth Sandra Bullock Movie Panned By Critics And Dumped


Netflix is very high on “The Power of the Dog,” and a bunch of other movies they hope will get awards season attention.

But last night they had an actual premiere for a Sandra Bullock movie they’ve quietly dumped into the ocean of movie mistakes.

“The Unforgivable” is apparently just that, unforgivable for being made. Rotten Tomatoes has it at a lowly 35%. And that’s among critics who’ve seen it. Not many have or will until it crawls onto the Netflix platform December 10th.

According to reports, “The Unforgivable” was delivered into movie theaters on November 24th. But no one knows where, or when, and it doesn’t seem to be there now.

How did our Sandy get into this mess? (Not to mention Oscar winner Viola Davis?) “The Unforgivable” is a first time US film for German director Nora Fingscheidt. It’s based on a failed TV series from British phenom Sally Wainwright, who went on to write one of my favorite UK series, “Last Tango in Halifax.” But this thing looks pretty grim, and not how anyone wants to see Our Miss Bullock.

These things happen I guess.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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