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Colors of Evil: Red Review: Riveting Polish Crime-Drama Lands on Netflix

Colors of Evil: Red Review

Colors of Evil: Red, directed by Adrian Panek (Werewolf, Moja biedna glowa) is now streaming on Netflix and this Polish crime-drama deserves a round of applause for the unabashed grittiness that helped elevate the movie. With a run-time of just under two hours, there are several elements to Colors of Evil: Red that need to be paid attention to, but once that happens, this latest movie is a gripping watch.

Several people have been looking forward to Panek’s latest movie, and one of the reasons is the cast which includes Maja Ostaszewska (Zielona granica, Katyń), who has delivered an outstanding performance in Colors of Evil: Red. In this review, we will discuss more details about the crime drama, and there will be spoilers ahead!

Gritty, Gory, and Everything in Between

First and foremost, it is important to note that Colors of Evil: Red, which is now streaming on Netflix, is not an easy watch. As we mentioned earlier, this latest Polish movie is gritty and gory, which means that more often than not, you might find yourself flinching away from the screen, whilst also trying to follow the plot, because the suspense is consistent from start to finish.

Gritty, Gory, and Everything in Between
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Colors of Evil: Red revolves around the murder of a young girl, Monika, who gets wrapped up in the world of drugs, and involved with all the wrong people, which eventually leads to her brutal murder. This murder is established at the beginning of the movie, and what follows is an intense and relentless investigation, along with flashbacks to help support the plot.

Jakub Gierszal and Maja Ostaszewska serve as the lead cast members of Colors of Evil: Red, who play the roles of Leopold and Helena. Helena, the grieving mother of Monika has decided that she will stop at nothing to find out what happened to her daughter, and is supported by Leopold, a prosecutor who is convinced that there is plenty more to Monika’s death than what has been portrayed so far.

Colors of Evil: Red Review
Credit: Netflix

When different elements of this Polish crime drama come together, they fall in line seamlessly, making it an incredibly gripping and interesting watch. Despite the several characters in Colors of Evil: Red and the frequent addition of subplots, they ultimately all serve the same purpose, and the movie almost never derails from the main plot.

Conclusion

Admittedly, Colors of Evil: Red might not be everyone’s cup of tea because it does deal with several mature themes but when looked at as a crime drama or even a legal drama, this movie is definitely a successful endeavor.

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