Netflix fans gripped by controversial film that sparked huge backlash but scooped epic Rotten Tomatoes score | The Sun

Netflix fans gripped by controversial film that sparked huge backlash but scooped epic Rotten Tomatoes score | The Sun

December 21, 2023

NETFLIX fans have been hooked by a controversial film that has had huge backlash -but it has an incredible Rotten Tomatoes score.

Viewers are going absolutely wild as the movie has finally landed on the streaming platform.

Maestro, rated 81% on Rotten Tomatoes, tells the story of conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein (played by Bradley Cooper) and actress Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein (Carey Mulligan), and their enduring relationship.

Netflix released the film on December 20 after a limited release on November 22. 

The film faced major backlash due to Bradley's makeup, which involved a prosthetic nose to portray the Jewish icon.

This choice received strong criticism from prominent members of the Jewish community, who accused the actor of engaging in 'Jewface' for his portrayal.

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Despite causing a massive stir and facing intense backlash, fans are still eager to watch it.

Taking to X/Twitter, viewers shared their excitement for the movie.

One wrote: "I believe Maestro is out on Netflix today. If you haven’t already watched it, treat yourself and do so!"

A second added: "Maestro is out on Netflix today!! Heard so much about this film, so excited."

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A third wrote: "Maestro starring Carey Mulligan & Bradley Cooper is officially now streaming on Netflix. Can’t wait to watch this masterpiece."

A fourth penned: "I am buzzing for Maestro!!!"

A fifth exclaimed: "Maestro is coming to Netflix! This is epic."

Ex-EastEnders star Tracy-Ann Oberman, who is Jewish, wrote on Instagram: “If he needs to wear a prosthetic nose then that is, to me and many others, the equivalent of black-face or yellow-face.

“If Bradley Cooper can’t do it through the power or acting alone then don’t cast him — get a Jewish actor.”

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