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We’re constantly bombarded with new content on streamers these days. So, there’s always some worry that a quality project might get overlooked. Luckily, that’s not the case for the sci-fi thriller They Cloned Tyrone because it is the #1 movie on Netflix charts. Here’s what you need to know about this genre-defying project that was recently certified fresh by Rotten Tomatoes.
A series of eerie events thrusts an unlikely trio (Boyega, Foxx, and Parris) onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in this pulpy mystery caper.
They Cloned Tyrone – (L to R) Teyonah Parris as Yo-Yo, Jamie Foxx as Slick Charles and John Boyega as Fontaine in They Cloned Tyrone. Cr. Parrish Lewis/Netflix © 2023.
They Cloned Tyrone was directed by Juel Taylor. It was written by Tony Rettenmaier and Juel Taylor. The film stars John Boyega, Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris, Kiefer Sutherland, David Alan Grier, and Tamberla Perry.
Twitter hasn’t stopped talking about Tyrone since the movie hit Netflix. People are praising the trio of Boyega, Parris, and Foxx. Others are talking about the themes found in this runaway hit. Some fans are voicing their concerns that it might be overlooked in the Barbie/Oppenheimer frenzy.
See what Twitter is saying
I don’t mean to oversell this but #TheyClonedTyrone is in my top 5 movies of 2023. It’s so fun, so chaotic, so smart and a great callback to the strength of blaxploitation. I highly recommend going in with as little info as possible. pic.twitter.com/EPnDOAwRL3
— INeedYouJesse (@ineedyoujesse) July 26, 2023
I know Barbie is getting all the buzz this weekend but #TheyClonedTyrone is fantastic. Smart, funny, great acting, and imaginative writing. This film deserves our support so let’s go hard!
Congrats to this entire team of talented people who made this happen ! pic.twitter.com/4qureT2jrF
— Shanita Hubbard (@msshanitarenee) July 23, 2023
In your Barbie/Oppenheimer craze, don’t forget #TheyClonedTyrone from Juel Taylor. A great opportunity to support a Black filmmakers debut film with an amazing Black cast. My pics after seeing it in theaters last night. pic.twitter.com/5Ut38H12zc
— Caroline “WGA Captain on Strike” Renard (@carolinerenard_) July 18, 2023
HI HELLO NETFLIX PAY YOUR WRITERS SO THEY CAN WRITE MORE MOVIES LIKE #TheyClonedTyrone
AND PAY YOUR ACTORS SO WE CAN GET MORE HILARIOUS ICONIC TRIOS LIKE IN THIS MOVIE!!! bc John Boyega, Jamie Foxx, and my girl Teyonah Parris ate this movie UP and we deserve more pic.twitter.com/dS0BytIw1h
— Bezi || Black Bookwyrm Reads (@beingabookwyrm) July 22, 2023
#TheyClonedTyrone was genius. the nuances, the symbolism, the visuals. it was a black ass movie that used black ass things to describe our own complacency in our own demise. from the perm, to the music, to the dam food. made for us, by us. i loved it.
— jada🤎 (@yazzzybo) July 26, 2023
#TheyClonedTyrone is a instant cult classic for me. Off-beat dark comedy with a message behind it. I thought it was perfectly paced & overall great storytelling. It kinda reminded me of “Sorry To Bother You”. I like this genre of black cinema.
— J. Mulholland (@MulhollandL0ver) July 26, 2023
They Cloned Tyrone had a limited release on July 14 and then landed on Netflix on July 21. It is the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Juel Taylor.
They Cloned Tyrone – (L-R) Jamie Foxx (Producer) as Slick Charles, Teyonah Parris as Yo-Yo and John Boyega as Fontaine in They Cloned Tyrone. Cr. Parrish Lewis/Netflix © 2023.
I didn’t get to catch it in theaters, but I hit play the day it dropped on Netflix. I’m now impatiently waiting for everyone else to watch it so I can finally talk about it. If you still need more information about this sci-fi comedy thriller, watch the trailer below.
Watch the trailer
Have you watched They Cloned Tyrone on Netflix? Then tell me what you thought of this genre-bending roller coaster of a movie at @misssharai.