SAS Rise of the Black Swan, initially known as SAS Red Notice, is a British action-thriller with a subtly romantic theme that was released on Netflix in March 2021. The thriller movie with tons of suspense made nearly $198,432 in Box Office.
SAS Rise of Black Swan has a pinch of political element blended with action-packed thrill as it basically opens with introducing the Black Swan paramilitary force, which the government utilized to get rid of external threats and influences. Caught are the protagonists who were two young lovers, one out of which was a Special Forces official. They had planned a peaceful train trip away from the daily drama, during which they are forced to fight off mercenaries and survive while maintaining their country’s dignity.
Reviews and Criticism
As much as the film was loved by those who share a penchant for action and thrill, it wasn’t exactly a success. Critics claim that the scripting and character development part could have been done better. The film failed in establishing the emotional elements clearly, due to which the audience felt disconnected.
If we go by the rating of Rotten Tomatoes to gauge the reviews from critics and audiences, the movie has a score of 53%, which keeps it in the category of any other average action-packed movie. Critics have particularly pointed out the loopholes at the director’s and writer’s part. While the movie’s casting was good enough, it goes shabby as it proceeds towards the climax, and most people don’t understand what is happening by the time it reaches the end.
Is it Binge-Worthy?
SAS Rise of Black Swan or SAS Red Notice isn’t a bad movie. It will be loved by the audience who’s rummaging for action and suspense lovers to whom other things don’t matter as much.
The script and direction of the movie could’ve been made better by a great lot. A lot of details in the movie stand unexplained, being dragged ambiguously. Plus, there is nothing unique about the movie. It has a sequence that you’d know everything about already if you are into action movies. There were several minor detail errors, but those would be overlooked in the first watch.
At the end of it, the movie is likely to appeal to everybody, particularly those from the late nineties, who’ve been movie lovers and have been there since they used to come in CDs and DVDs at local stores.
The movie doesn’t exactly fit in the ‘skip it’ bracket, but one is only advised to watch it if he’s not expecting a great deal out of it. Given the long runtime, you must look out as to whether you want to invest your time watching it or not. For those who only prefer highly qualitative content, this movie can be skipped.
It is enjoyable and decent when it comes to action but not the one from which high hopes can be kept.