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Jamie Dornan’s thriller Synchronic is the number one choice for Netflix US viewers

The feature film was released on Netflix US over the weekend

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Jamie Dornan stars as Dennis in Synchronic.

Jamie Dornan stars as Dennis in Synchronic.

Jamie Dornan stars as Dennis in Synchronic.

American audiences have been engrossed in one of Jamie Dornan’s latest films, helping it become the most streamed movie on Netflix in just one weekend.

The Holywood-born actor stars alongside Anthony Mackie (best known for playing Falcon in the Marvel movie franchise) in the mind-blowing thriller ‘Synchronic’.

It follows two paramedics trying to solve a mysterious set of deaths linked to an unusual narcotic.

Synchronic premiered worldwide in 2019 and was released in cinemas in October 2020, before getting its Netflix US debut on Friday.

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Anthony Mackie (Ian West/PA)

Anthony Mackie (Ian West/PA)

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Anthony Mackie (Ian West/PA)

The movie is unavailable on Netflix in the UK but audiences here can rent or buy Synchronic on the Amazon Prime Video streaming service.

Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, Synchronic has been described as a “mind-bending, haunting sci-fi”.

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In Prime Video’s breakdown of the movie, it said: “When New Orleans paramedics Steve [Mackie] and Dennis [Dornan] are called to a series of gruesome accidents, they chalk it up to a mysterious drug.

“But when Dennis’ daughter disappears, Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth.”

Critics have praised the film, such as Jake Kleinman, who wrote on Inverse: “This time-travel thriller with noir influences has something interesting to say, both about the genres it dips into and the history of America.”

Meanwhile, Collider called it a “jaw-dropping slice of modern-day sci-fi”.

Synchronic’s success comes after Dornan and his Wild Mountain Thyme co-star Emily Blunt said they’re “not losing sleep” over mockery of their Irish accents in the film.

The trailer went viral on social media last year as many took aim at the clichés in the film, along with the accents of the two stars.

But the two leads told Sky News recently they “won't lose sleep” over the criticism by the Irish embassy in the US among others.

Wild Mountain Thyme is set in Mullingar, Co Westmeath and tells the tale of a romance intertwined with a family dispute over a farm.

It's based on US playwright and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley’s Broadway play Outside Mullingar, who also directs the film.

Wild Mountain Thyme is released on all major UK digital platforms from April 30.


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