The automotive action in this French Netflix crime thriller looks spectacular.
Fast & Furious fans were understandably disappointed when Fast 9 was delayed until April 2021, nearly a full year later than its originally-planned May 2020 release. By now, we would have found out how Han cheated death in Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift. To help ease the wait, several Fast & Furious films are available to stream on Netflix right now.
But there are also some car-focused Netflix original films you may have overlooked. 'Wheelman,' for example takes place almost entirely inside a getaway driver's Porsche 911 Carrera RS. Alternatively, Michael Bay's '6 Underground' opens with an incredibly destructive 20-minute car chase starring an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.
Now, 'Lost Bullet' can be added to that list of essential original Netflix car films you need to see. Essentially, this is a French version of Fast & Furious. Directed by Guillaume Pierret, 'Lost Bullet' centers on "a genius mechanic with a criminal past" who is framed for murder.
The only way he can prove his innocence is by tracking down a bullet linked to the crime located inside a missing car. It's a simple plot that's used to stage some impressive automotive action scenes. Replacing Dominic Toretto's Dodge Charger as the star car of the film is a red Renault 21 Turbo.
If you couldn't already tell, 'Lost Bullet' has a much smaller budget than the recent Fast & Furious films, but that doesn't mean you should write it off.
The French film makes up for its modest budget with some spectacular, well-staged car chases and auto stunts. In one scene you can watch in the trailer, the Renault 21 Turbo is fitted with a Mad Max-style ram bar, which is used to rip off the rear axle of a police car and flip it over. Best of all, every stunt looks like it was done practically without the use of CGI, unlike the recent Fast & Furious films. Starring Alban Lenoir, Nicolas Duvauchelle, and Ramzy Bedia, 'Lost Bullet' is available to stream on Netflix now.