reptile is the latest major Netflix film available on the service. The new film, a crime drama from Grant Singer making his feature film debut, follows a hard-boiled detective as he faces one of his most complicated cases yet. What begins as a seemingly average murder investigation into the brutal murder of a real estate agent soon turns into something much more twisted as Detective Tom Nichols (Benicio Del Toro) begins to unravel not only the case, but everything he has discovered about his life and… thought he knew his career.
Of course, when you see a movie starring Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro, you know it’s probably going to be good. But reptile has a great cast all around. In addition to Del Toro, the cast also includes Alicia Silverstone, Justin Timberlake, Michael Pitts and more.
The story is also supported by a great soundtrack with music from The Bangles, Evie Sands, Eddie Holman, Bob Dylan and others. Part of the fun of a movie like this reptile is to see the creative ways in which the music is used, from the opening chords of “Angel of the Morning” that carry the first few minutes of the film to Tom singing “The Oogum Boogum Song” as Ringtone used.
Check out the full list of songs featured in the film below:
- “Angel of the Morning” by Evie Sands
- “This Can’t Be True” by Eddie Holman
- “Joe’s Been A-Gettin’ There” by Grady Martin
- “The Oogum Boogum Song” by Brenton Wood
- “Belong to Heaven” by Cass McCombs
- “Forensic Files Topic”
- “Drivers Seat” by Sniff n the Tears
- “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles
- “Outta Country” by Garrison Star
- “Cups Up” by Stock McGuire
- “Baby” by Brandy
- “You Can Do Magic” by America
- “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan
Apart from the songs, reptile also has a fantastic and appropriately menacing film score, which was composed by a Berlin-based musician Yair Elazar Glotman. Glotman has previously composed music for films such as the Hulu Original Movie False positive and the 2020 film Last and first man starring Tilda Swinton.
reptile is now streaming on Netflix. Add the film to your watch list now.