This Idris Elba Movie Is Currently #1 on Netflix

Earlier this week, we raved about Devil All the Time, which was ranked the number one movie on Netflix...but not for long.

While it originally premiered in 2016, The Take is making a comeback after debuting on the streaming service. The Idris Elba flick recently dethroned Devil All the Time on Netflix, but it’s not receiving all positive feedback. Here’s what you need to know.

The movie (which is sometimes referred to as Bastille Day) follows a rogue CIA agent (Elba) as he teams up with an unlikely partner slash pickpocket (Richard Madden). Together, they develop an undercover operation in Paris in an attempt to stop a terrorist conspiracy.

In addition to Elba and Madden, the movie also stars Charlotte Le Bon (Zoe), Kelly Reilly (Karen), José Garcia (Victor), Thierry Godard (Rafi), Vincent Londez (Yannick) and Arieh Worthalter (Jean).

Despite the widespread popularity, the movie is also getting some criticism for its subtitles. The Netflix captions left many viewers confused, simply because the French dialogue translations weren’t included in the text. Even when subscribers opted for English (cc) subtitles, the French words remained untranslated.

One Twitter user wrote, “What’s the use of putting The Take on Netflix if you’re not going to sub the French parts. Half the freaking movie is in French with no subtitles. Come onnnn. This is just stupid.”

Netflix is reportedly fixing the issue, just in time for Monday movie night.

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