In an open letter to Netflix published in 2020, the Welsh singer Duffy claimed that the movie "glamorizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping, and rape."
Movie reviewers who took the effort to do so were mostly unkind. More than 86,000 IMDb users have given it an average rating of 3.3.
However, that didn't stop the release of the movie's sequel, 365 Days: This Day, in April of 2022. And today, on August 19, the third movie, The Next 365 Days, will be released.