Daniel Isn't Real

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
Daniel Isn't Real Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 16+

Decent imaginary-friend horror tale has sex, violence.

NR 2019 96 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Quite a ride!

This movie was very nice going. I do not see why it was so bad. My older son just loved it. I do think there are some violence in some parts; with language, but besides that, it is very amazing. The movie was pact with thrilling moments and action. I think everyone 13+ could watch this. PG-13: sequences of intense violence and some language.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 16+

Screwed up movie

This movie was the worst we have seen. This is not-rated, what were they thinking!? Besides the bad moments, it has a message to encourage others to open their eyes to the truth. Plenty of horror violence. And quite surprisingly this movie is tame on the strong language. R: grisly images of horror violence and some langauge.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • The Babadook Poster Image

    The Babadook

    Spooky horror film about a mother, a son, and an evil book.

    age 17+
  • Donnie Darko Poster Image

    Donnie Darko

    Winningly edgy teen-angst sci-fi tragicomedy.

    age 17+
  • The Perfection Poster Image

    The Perfection

    Violent, gory horror-thriller; language, sex, nudity.

    age 18+
  • It Follows Poster Image

    It Follows

    Masterful, mature horror movie deals with teen sex.

    age 17+
  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe Poster Image

    The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    Great characters, setting in clever but gory horror movie.

    age 17+

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of a book
    Book Characters
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate