ALL GOOD ONES GET AWAY is a new thriller on Netflix. The title was originally An Affair to Die For but whatever the title this isn’t good. It does, however, star Claire Forlani and I’m always happy to see her. Read our full All Good Ones Get Away review here or just watch it on Netflix.

All Good Ones Get Away is a new thriller on Netflix, but if you try to look it up on IMDb it will probably be hard to find. The reason for this is the fact that the title was changed from the original An Affair to Die For. In other words, if you need to look it up, you should search for that title instead.

However, I doubt you’ll have much reason to look up anything while or after watching this latest Netflix thriller addition. Well, maybe it’s where you know the lead actress from. In that case, I can tell you that it’s Claire Forlani and she was in Meet Joe Black with Brad Pitt.

Read why this movie probably isn’t worth your time in our All Good Ones Get Away review below!

Strong acting performances

I really don’t care for the plot itself in All Good Ones Get Away (or An Affair to Die For), but I do like the acting performances. That in itself is quite an accomplishment when the story is so stereotypical.

If you’ve watched just a few of these affair-based thrillers with a husband or wife scorned, then you’ll know what to expect. From the opening scene, you should be able to easily guess the “plot twist” that is about to happen.

To me, Claire Forlani is the glue of the story as Holly who has an affair with Everett (Jake Abel). However, Jake Abel also gives a very believable performance. You might recognize Jake Abel from the Netflix Sci-Fi series Another Life where he also co-stars.

Also, Titus Welliver (Bosch) plays Holly’s husband, Russell, with his usual diabolic “charm”. He can be very charming but you always know that he is capable of the worst things.

All Good Ones Get Away / An Affair to Die For (2019)

One big mindf*ck

Overall, All Good Ones Get Away is a lot smarter than what you would expect from a movie like this. And yet, it is so utterly predictable and stereotypical in others.

I would go from thinking “Okay, this is pretty cool” to “Here we go again” several times while watching this. Basically, I think it’s a love or hate viewing experience. Or maybe both since I kept going back and forth while watching this thriller on Netflix.

Honestly, I can’t say I ever loved this movie, but I did find myself hating parts of it. Then again, I cannot deny the fact that it’s very well done which is probably due to the acting performances and the tight directing of this plot.

Watch All Good Ones Get Away on Netflix now!

The original title of this movie was An Affair to Die For and maybe this felt like too much of a spoiler. However, both titles give a good indication of the kind of movie you should expect. It has a weak and stereotypical plot that is best suited for a drinking game.

The writer of the script is Elliot San and this is the first feature film script produced for the writer. Previously, Elliot San wrote a short film and worked on the TV series Something Else.

Director Victor Garcia is mainly a horror director which should be good news to horror fans. Victor Garcia has done several “straight to video” horror sequels such as Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007) and Mirrors 2 (2010). In fact, he even directed the 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails mini-series.

This new Netflix thriller is obviously in a completely different genre. But maybe the paycheck Victor Garcia received for directing, will lead to a new horror movie.

All Good Ones Get Away is out on Netflix in the US and Canada from July 30, 2019.

Details

Director: Víctor García
Writer: Elliott San
Stars: Claire Forlani, Jake Abel, Titus Welliver, Melina Matthews, Nathan Cooper

Plot

When a mysterious figure blackmails an adulterous couple during a romantic getaway, their secret affair turns into a fight for survival.

Karina "ScreamQueen" Adelgaard

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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