Lily James and Armie Hammer's latest project has put critics in two camps.

Rebecca, director Ben Wheatley's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's classic 1938 novel, currently sits at 52% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film follows Lily's newly married Mrs De Winter, who, upon arriving at her new husband's sprawling estate, is haunted by the ghost of his first wife - the eponymous Rebecca.

Alongside Lily and Armie, Kristin Scott Thomas and Keeley Hawes are among the other big names starring.

While some critics reckon the new adaptation has charm, others have poured scorn on it - with one even insisting it should never have happened.

Lily star in Rebecca, which has divided critics

The New York Times review was perhaps the most damning, scolding: "To call this Rebecca an update would be misleading. It's just a mistake."

UK paper The Times, meanwhile, branded the project "a passionless, vacuous, low-level exercise in cringeworthy mediocrity."

Vulture also issued a damning indictment, penning: "This is all, of course, the result of ill-equipped filmmakers, who mistook the source material and original adaptation as mere IP to be rebooted, an algorithmic model to be fulfilled, rather than an artful tale of delicious, sexual hunger."

Lily and Armie are married in the film
While some critics appreciate its charm, others wrote off the film

Other critics, though, have been fonder of the adaptation, which many reckon is a world away from Alfred Hitchcock's 1940 version.

The Daily Mail is quite fond, writing: "This is a stylish and generally irreproachable telling of the story, cleaving closer to the novel than Hitchcock's version did."

Similarly, The Guardian describes it as "a perfectly watchable romp that bounces along like a cheerful labrador."

The film is out now on Netflix

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Director Ben Wheatley's recent other projects include dystopian cult hit High Rise and comedy action flick Free Fire.

The Hitchcock version of Rebecca starred Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier and Judith Anderson, and went on to win Best Picture at the 1941 Academy Awards.

Rebecca is out now on Netflix.