I Came By

A rebellious young graffiti artist, who targets the homes of the wealthy elite, discovers a shocking secret that leads him on a journey endangering himself and those closest to him.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Crime, Thrillers
  • Stars: George MacKay, Percelle Ascott, Kelly Macdonald, Hugh Bonneville, Varada Sethu, Antonio Aakeel, Lee Byford, Paddy Wallace, Micky McGregor, Amerjit Deu, Kitty Lovett, Michelle Thomas, Gabriel Bisset-Smith, Edward Wolstenholme, Marilyn Nnadebe, Sean Coleman, Fergus Phelan, Guy Robbins, Yazdan Qafouri, Alicia Ambrose-Bayly, Adrian Lane, Geraldine Powell, Franc Ashman, Anthony Calf, Nicholas Read, Syreeta Kumar, Peter Bramhill, Sean Rey, Lara Denning, Samuel Creasey, Max Mindell, James Staddon, Narges Rashidi, Jonathan Coy, Guadalupe Barcala, Michelle Thomas
  • Director: Babak Anvari
  • gokhann - 22 February 2024
    Satisfying ending that ties things together!
    I enjoyed this one way more than I thought I would.

    The social messages around the themes of "the common people vs. The rich" and "corruption through powerful connections" resonated well with me.

    Parts of the plot were unexpected to me which led me to perceive this movie as relatively original.

    What stands out the most though is how satisfying I found the ending to be. That's not something I can say about most movies I watch.

    There aren't any parts of the movie where the climax factor spikes disproportionately; rather the entire movie sort of has a balanced level of climax. I could see some viewers finding it slow, but apart from maybe some scenes that could've been shortened, I felt the cut was good.

    Overall I enjoyed the plot, the acting and especially the ending.
  • Steve9920 - 16 June 2023
    I came by...but did'nt stay long.
    I stayed long enough, about 45 minutes, to come to the conclusion that I should not waste another hour on this film. Because I've seen it all before..angst ridden socially lost young man, long suffering hard working mum, inept police, creepy old guy in a big house, a cellar..etc.

    Sometimes, after initially discarding a film, I come here to read reviews, even at the chance of spoilers. Just to see if it may be worth persevering, or indeed if a film will get so bad as to be entertaining in a mocking sense? But the mixed reviews indicated that unless you've bought into it from the start? Then it's not going to pay off for you in the end.

    So, by all means come by, but don't miss your last bus home.
  • samrich-75414 - 5 January 2023
    A surprisingly great film
    This is a great thriller. I was engrossed all the way through. I feel the score for this film is too low as it for me was as good as along came a spider!!! I must for all thriller film watchers.

    The story line is up to date and very believable. Great to see top quality actors alongside upcoming actors.

    I would have paid to watch this on the big screen. Great ending. I would like to see more of these types of films. When the film finished I wanted more.

    Why does this review have to have soo many words?

    It's really hard to expand anymore than I already have. This film was great and I would recommend it.
  • MsSparkles228 - 27 November 2022
    The holes ...
    Maybe I simply watch too much good British police drama, but the holes in what could have been a spectacular thriller were simply too much to bear.

    Hugh Bonneville is sublime in this, make no mistake, and I may never be able to rewatch Downton Abbey without wondering what's really going on behind the face (thank goodness the servants quarters are down below!!) - but there are simply too many gaps and "oh come on" moments in this to give it more than a mediocre rating.

    So many whys. Why photos aren't taken as "evidence" when in the first two min of the film, we can see photo taking is important . Why the police are so inept. Why would you get into a car with someone who ... well, yes. All that and more. Sure, maybe "plot reasons made me do it" but seriously, this could have been spectacular. It wasn't.
  • zoerigho - 30 October 2022
    Can someone answer to me?
    Though it had holes in the plot and the direction, I enjoyed it because of everyone's perfect acting. I find Hugh incredibly good in everything he is playing (So different characters!) and George MacKay had caught extremely well the type and rythm of the character. Kelly Macdonald was excellent and Percelle Ascott was fine. I just didn't catch who was the man in the cellar. Couldn't be his father's old lover because he should have been much older. Anyone chosen randomly? But for what reason? His own lover? (Don't think so). And why his wife was in the asylum? Because she had discovered what was happening and had got mad or because he had managed to confine her?
  • PlumBallz - 2 October 2022
    Solid entry from Netflix
    I'll start by saying that the anti-establishment, elitism and racism etc. Themes are mostly a miss.

    However, don't let this deter you. This is a solid thriller from Netflix. Excellent performances from the leads, particularly the villain, and the film keeps you guessing to the very end. One of the better thrillers I've watched, certainly from Netflix, in a while.

    Fantastic setting of London, England too. For some reason I can't image this film being as effective set in the US. I am hoping to see some of the lesser known British actors getting picked up for future work because all the cast played a great part.