Netflix fans are excited about the action-packed new series, branding it one of the best shows they’ve seen on the streaming platform.
Described as an 'epic cops and robbers action thriller’, Criminal Code sees a team of investigators trying to track down the money stolen in a massive heist on the Brazil-Paraguay border.
Diligently using DNA evidence to track down more than 50 men involved in the crime is no easy feat, but federal officer Benicio (Romulo Braga)’s job is more than just work – it’s personal.
Directed and produced by Heider Thalia, written by Bernardo Barcellos, Criminal Codes follows lone wolf Benicio as he goes rogue in an investigation.
But his behavior isn’t entirely wrong, as he’s on the hunt for the thieves who killed his partner three months ago during a major prison break.
Viewers rave about Criminal Code, a new 'epic cops-and-robbers action thriller’ that’s 'one of the best shows’ on Netflix
The show is a retelling of the 2017 caper, in which lone-wolf police officer Benicio (Romulo Braga (left) teams up with Suellen (Maev Zingings, right) on the hunt for armed robbers.
For Benicio it’s more than just an investigation – it’s personal as he believes those responsible for the caper are his partner’s killers (pictured)
When he hears about an armed robbery at the border, he knows who is behind it – Sem Alma (Thomas Aquino) – who killed his colleague.
In an attempt to bring justice to the criminals, Benicio teams up with a new officer – Suellen (Maeve Jinkings) – and the pair are willing to do whatever it takes.
As time goes on, law enforcement on both sides of the border begins to use whatever means they can to improve the thieves — even if that means trolling the gangs’ abandoned vehicles for DNA.
The new heart-racing series was a hit with Netflix viewers, earning a 100 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Many people took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to talk about the new show of streaming services.
One wrote: 'Netflix Criminal Code is so good! I binged the entire 8 episodes in a day and a half. They need a second season soon.
’Just finished Criminal Code on Netflix, one of the best shows I’ve seen in a minute.’
’Criminal Code on Netflix is one of the best shows I’ve seen on Netflix.’
Benicio becomes involved in solving the robbery because he believes that Sem Alma (Thomas Aquino, pictured right) – who killed his colleague – is behind the crime.
Law enforcement is using DNA evidence to trace the 50-plus men
The series received rave reviews, scoring 100 percent viewership on Rotten Tomatoes and fans labeling it one of the 'top three shows of all time’.
Others labeled the 'best’ series on Netflix right now, another quipped: 'Criminal Code is the best heist series I’ve seen since Money Heist.’
’Criminal Code on Netflix..top three shows ever..and I’ve seen them all.’
’The writer of Criminal Code on @netflix did a great job,’ said another.
Criminal Code is a fictionalized depiction of a true armed robbery that took place in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay in 2017.
In the real-life story, robbers made off with several million dollars in cash after using trucks and an extra-duty security thief from the local Prosecure headquarters security firm.
The crime was achieved with the help of several well-known Brazilian gangs, and was the first large-scale international robbery committed by nationals.
In 2017, Brazilian federal police used DNA to identify more than 50 of the attackers, revealing the shadowy involvement of many individuals in organized crime.
The series is a fictionalized depiction of a real-life armed robbery at the headquarters of a local security firm in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay in 2017 – Prosecure (pictured).
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