Is ‘Leave the World Behind’ Netflix’s Most Polarizing Film? 19 Honest Reviews

Theoretically, if the events in Leave the World Behind were to take place in real life, you wouldn’t be able to even read this message. That’s because the plot in this Netflix thriller revolves around a mysterious blackout that forces a group of strangers to navigate through its consequences and strange unravellings (we’ll try not to spoil the rest). The movie is also based on the 2020 Rumaan Alam (Rich and Pretty) novel of the same name. To top if all off, Leave the World Behind also stars acting powerhouses Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Mahershala Ali, and Myha’la Herrold. Great acting performances in a turbulent atmosphere? Yes please.

What did viewers think? As of December 12th of 2023, the film has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 75% and an IMDb rating of 6.6/10. Not too shabby! Read more on what some viewers had to say below.

If You Know, You Know

Rage From Rosie

Masterful Trolling?

Jailbreak The Tesla

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A Very Playful Plot Hole (Not Really)

Shoutout To Physical Media

Wait, Who?

Props From The Author Of The Original Book

Pick One

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As You Should

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People Should Really Take Notes

‘I F***ing Hate People’

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This Person Thought It Was Over-Directed

Bikini Kill

Infinite Puzzle

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Bizarre Tones

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Great Sound Design

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