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U Turn movie Netflix

U Turn movie Netflix
U Turn movie Netflix


U-turn movie Netflix, is the story of a conflicted driver and his passenger who embarks on a of journey of self discovery. Their intentions towards each other unfolds as the journey took a turn.


A driver and his passenger are on a trip out of town. The passenger had the bad intention of maybe robbing the driver off his car. He was waiting for the appropriate time to strike while he held some conversation with him. The driver, on the other hand, had the intention of using his lone passenger for money rituals. He is also waiting for the appropriate timing before making his move. 

Just like a prey will patiently wait for the right time to pounce on its victim, they both held on to fate as they engaged in different conversations, coupled with varieties of un-explainable circumstances that made them reveal some of their inner conflicts to one another.

Cast and crew

The movie starred the popular Yoruba film actor; Ebun Oloyede. Jide Kosoko. Gabriel Afolayan who produced and directed the movie too.


The movie is supposed to be a comedy, and well, they tried to make us laugh a bit with some unnecessary plots. Just like the scene from the park, an underage garage tout who was accompanied by two grown-up garage touts is a mere fallacy, which I felt is uncalled for.

The movie had a bad director—or was it directors? Coupled with an editor who doesn’t know the power of cuts. The editor tried to use some cuts in between some scenarios, which I believe he is trying to be artistic. But if you don’t know the basics of a rule, you will look like a fool trying to break it.

A proper rigging of camera to the car could have helped minimised the shaky pictures, except when they are trying to depict bad roads.

The blocking at the fuel station looks too Nollywod. I’m sorry for making use of that phase, as I was expecting a lot because the movie got a Netflix distribution. 

The scene on the rock had a bad score. The two characters were having an emotional heart-to-heart conversation, and I believe a very emotional score would have helped lift the scene. 

The director(s) should have waited for a more appropriate time to learn more about film directing before venturing into this production. The movie looked too shambled, loose, and not properly implemented for the genre and intended audiences. The end scene was totally off; how can you make your audience believe that a man becomes successful overnight just like that? 


The movie is not that bad; we will give it 3 out of 5 stars. If you would like to see some other reviews, you can check here. Thanks for reading through. 

Olayinka Johnson is a Nigeria born Filmmaker, Film lover, Film critic, 3d artist and an Animator. Born and bred in the heart of Lagos during the mid 80’s. His love for story telling made him ventured into the act of Filmmaking thereby learning from the Industry expert. He has worked on various productions(Musical videos, TV Programs, and Films) as a hired crew member and have also produced and directed some Short Films for himself.

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