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Tom Hardy's new Netflix gangster film Capone has been mocked on social media.

The crime biopic is directed by Chronicle and Fantastic Four helmer Josh Trank and stars Hardy as the iconic gangster himself Al Capone.

It centres on his Capone's 11-year prison sentence in Atlanta Penitentiary.

During his time there, Capone suffers from the effects of neurosyphilis and dementia, gradually becoming further wracked with guilt and increasingly poor living conditions.

The film also stars Linda Cardellini as Al's wife Mae, along with Matt Dillon, Jack Lowden, Noel Fisher, and Kyle MacLachlan.

Capone received mixed to negative reviews from critics, with the score on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes coming out at 40% in terms of positive reviews, leaving the film with a 'Rotten' rating.

Tom Hardy's new gangster flick Capone has been slammed on social media
(Image: Netflix)

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Their critics consensus reads: "Tom Hardy makes the most of his opportunity to tackle a challenging role, but Capone is too haphazardly constructed to support his fascinating performance."

Sadly, despite some love for Tom's latest gangster role – having previously won acclaim for his turns in BBC series Peaky Blinders and as the Kray Twins in film Legend – the same could not be said for the film as a whole in reactions on social media.

One viewer wrote on Twitter: "Capone; Netflix movie about the last year of Scarfaces life………… no wonder it was shelved for years, awful awful movie, gave up after an hour. No score".

Tom Hardy plays historic gangster Al Capone in the new film
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A different Capone viewer wrote: "Capone on Netflix should come with a warning of potential death by boredom. Absolute s***."

Meanwhile, one Twitter user commented: "No @netflix it was awful, gave up when he poo’d the bed. [thumbs down emojis]. Awful given Tom Hardy is a brilliant actor. #capone ".

Elsewhere, another opined: "Capone on Netflix; absolute s***e, Tom Hardy playing Al Capone, sounded like a winner on paper as well."

However, not everyone was displeased, with one social media user commenting: "Capone on Netflix is quality [okay gesture emoji]".

Fans of Tom Hardy were disappointed with the quality of the film
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Finally, one Tom Hardy fan had strong views, concluding: "Just watched Capone on Netflix… disappointed is the word I would use! Decent acting by Tom Hardy but the film was s***e!"

Well, guess we can only make our own minds up by watching!

*Capone is available now on Netflix.

What do you think of Capone on Netflix? Let us know what you think of the Tom Hardy film in the comments below.