‘War Machine’ MIA Amid a Wild Week for Netflix

But lost in all this is the underwhelming arrival of “War Machine,” which represented an upgrade in the kind of budget and star power that could have conceivably delivered Netflix’s first film hit. Instead, the film scored a lukewarm 54% on “Rotten Tomatoes.” Coming off a Cannes Film Festival where another pair of Netflix original films was well-received amid a controversy that seemed to serve no purpose other than marketing the company’s cinematic ambitions, “War Machine” felt like a letdown. What could have been as impactful as “House of Cards” was for its TV unit ended up a missed opportunity. – Andrew Wallenstein, Variety http://ift.tt/2rQnCxv