Lift is Netflix’s #1 movie but here are 3 superior crime capers to watch instead

When a review includes the word “dismal” in the headline it’s rarely a good sign, and that’s exactly what Polygon’s review of the Netflix heist movie Lift begins with. Rather than soar like an eagle, the movie “sinks like a stone”. The trailer suggested that the Kevin Hart actioner could be Ocean’s Eleven in an airplane, but many critics seem to believe that it struggles to get off the ground.

Empire gave it just two out of five stars, praising Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s superbly athletic skills and the flashy special effects but unimpressed by a lifeless script. IGN says it’s “exceedingly unremarkable”, while The Guardian says it’s a “ho-hum heist flick”.