An underrated prison break thriller that tanked spectacularly shivs the Netflix charts

One of the most reliably entertaining cinematic subgenres is the prison break thriller,

at least if it’s staged and executed to everyone’s satisfaction.

The Last Castle didn’t quite reach classic territory, but it definitely has its moments,

even if audiences turned their backs on it to a disastrous degree the first time around.

Armed with a hefty $72 million budget, Rod Lurie’s accomplished action-packed drama

died an agonizingly painful death at the box office,

although part of that could be attributed to the controversy surrounding a promo poster

featuring an upside-down American flag that was designed to

market a movie scheduled to hit theaters little over a month after 9/11.