‘They Cloned Tyrone’ Review: A Mysteriously Amazing Flick With An Amusing Cast

Netflix's 'They Cloned Tyrone' is a captivating sci-fi mystery film with strong performances led by John Boyega that's tied in '80s nostalgia.

I’ve seen a few Netflix original movies this year, but none of them have really blown me away. Although Nimona was good, it was pretty much what I anticipated. On the other hand, They Cloned Tyrone ended up being one of my favorite movies of the year – it delivered everything I was hoping for and more!

In this sci-fi mystery, an unlikely trio investigates eerie events that uncover a hidden conspiracy. Fontaine (John Boyega), a neighborhood drug dealer, survives a fatal shooting and joins Slick Charles (Jamie Foxx) and Yo-Yo (Teyonah Parris) in uncovering a government-backed lab experimenting on the local Black population. As they expose the truth, Fontaine, initially despairing, decides to confront the White institutional overlords for the sake of his neighborhood.

They Cloned Tyrone - (L to R) Teyonah Parris as Yo-Yo, Jamie Foxx (Producer) as Slick Charles and John Boyega as Fontaine in They Cloned Tyrone.
Cr. Parrish Lewis/Netflix © 2023.

John’s performance in the movie is truly the highlight, he shines in every scene and captivates the audience with his talent. His portrayal of the character is incredibly nuanced, showcasing his versatility as an actor. The chemistry between the cast members is palpable, creating a sense of authenticity that draws you further into the story. Each actor brings their unique touch to the film, adding depth and dimension to their respective roles.

The pacing is impeccable, allowing the plot twists to unfold in a natural and suspenseful manner. Plus, the filmography is exceptional, with stunning visuals that leave you in awe of the cinematography. In addition, the inclusion of the back-to-the-80s soundtrack adds an extra layer of nostalgia, transporting you back in time and creating a sense of immersion in the story. Overall, this movie is a true gem that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on anyone who watches it.

Although the movie starts off a bit rough, once the mystery begins, it’s non-stop excitement. You’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat, constantly wanting answers. Fortunately, the movie delivers the answers in the funniest and most entertaining way possible. There are many twists and turns throughout the film, making it a truly unpredictable ride.

They Cloned Tyrone - (L to R) Teyonah Parris as Yo-Yo, Jamie Foxx (Producer) as Slick Charles and John Boyega as Fontaine in They Cloned Tyrone.
Cr. Parrish Lewis/Netflix © 2023.

It had me laughing so many times! The jokes were perfectly timed, and I’m honestly glad that it’s rated R because it added an extra layer of humor that made the movie even better. While it’s not a perfect movie and doesn’t offer anything truly revolutionary, it’s just plain fun – the kind of movie that we all need sometimes. The humor in this movie was absolutely on point, and it had me bursting into fits of laughter throughout. While not groundbreaking, it definitely provided a good dose of entertainment and was a perfect choice for a fun night out.

In conclusion, They Cloned Tyrone is a captivating sci-fi film with a thrilling and mysterious plot, an outstanding cast, and a nostalgic soundtrack. John Boyega’s performance is the highlight, but the entire cast manages to shine in this Netflix original movie. Overall, I’d say that it’s definitely worth a watch.


They Cloned Tyrone releases on Netflix on July 21.

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