Adam Driver’s Sci-Fi Action Movie Is #1 On Netflix

By Douglas Helm | Updated

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Adam Driver in 65

Is a good dinosaur movie too much to ask for? Is Jurassic Park going to be the only one we ever get? People are clearly desperate to see these prehistoric beasts, no matter the quality, because Adam Driver’s terrible 2023 film 65 is now #1 on Netflix, according to FlixPatrol.

Adam Driver’s critical and commercial dumpster fire 65 is #1 on Netflix.

While there are undoubtedly better Adam Driver films on Netflix, 65 is the most recent addition to Driver’s film catalog, and it’s also arguably his worst one. The film has an abysmal 35% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and it isn’t hard to see why. The film has a decent enough premise, but it fails to deliver on its potential in more ways than one.

65 sees Adam Driver as a pilot who lands on an unknown planet, which actually turns out to be our Earth 65 million years in the past. He must navigate this dangerous world with another survivor (Ariana Greenblatt) to survive and make their way back home.

If you’re looking for a fairly rote thriller with some dinosaurs, it may be worth checking this one out on Netflix, but you might want to consider if your time might be better spent elsewhere.

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Adam Driver and Ariana Greenblatt in 65

Adam Driver is always reliable when it comes to bringing a strong performance to the table, but he can’t save 65 from absolute mediocrity. While the film does have dinosaurs, the designs of the dinosaurs are actually pretty terrible, and the visual effects are lacking.

Overall, it’s baffling that a dinosaur survivor thriller manages to be boring.

There are plenty of people who think that the dinosaurs that were actually roaming the Earth in the past looked really cool, so why invent dinosaurs that don’t resemble them for a movie set on Earth?

Making scientifically inaccurate dinosaurs is hardly the only sin that the film commits, as it also moves along at a fairly sluggish pace. While you’ll only be watching Adam Driver and his companion brave the prehistoric Earth for roughly 90 minutes, it’ll feel like you have the Netflix app open for much longer than that.

Overall, it’s baffling that a dinosaur survivor thriller manages to be boring.

With that being said, your results may vary with this film. While critics mostly hate 65, there are some fans who find it to be a relatively enjoyable thriller. This is likely part of the reason this Adam Driver film has managed to climb to the #1 spot on Netflix today.

It does seem pretty unlikely that this film will ever see a sequel. It made around $60 million at the global box office, and anyone familiar with what happened to the dinosaurs could guess why a follow-up film would be pretty difficult from a story perspective.

So, if you do want to check out this Adam Driver film on Netflix, you’ll at least be getting a film with a definitive conclusion that doesn’t try to set up a franchise.

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Adam Driver vs. pseudo-T-rex in 65

This is also Adam Driver’s first film since the 2022 Netflix original White Noise, so if you’ve missed seeing Driver on-screen in 2023, it might be worth a watch for that reason.

Adam Driver in Ferrari

Otherwise, you could always wait a little to see Driver’s performance in the upcoming Michael Mann-directed Ferrari, which will almost undoubtedly be better than 65. Ferrari will star Driver in the titular role of Italian sports car entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari.

The last time Michael Mann directed a feature film was 2015’s Blackhat, so there is a lot of anticipation building for this one. Along with Mann’s direction and Adam Driver’s starring role, the lead cast is also impressive and includes Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Sarah Gadon, Gabriel Leone, Jack O’Connell, Michele Savoia, Guiseppe Bonifati, Erik Haugen, and Patrick Dempsey.

The film is set to premiere at the 80th Venice International Film Festival in September 2023 and release in the United States on December 25, 2023.

While we wait to see Adam Driver in Ferrari, you can check him out in 65 on Netflix. If you’re in the mood for a different type of film from Driver, the movies Marriage Story, Frances Ha, This Is Where I Leave You, and White Noise are also available to stream on the platform.

We’ll also keep you updated on Ferrari and all of his other upcoming projects.