Spree

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Strong star performance in violent social media satire.

NR 2020 93 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 25 reviews

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age 15+

Very creative and fun

Honestly a genius film. Despite having such a dark and morbid concept, the producers and cast managed to execute the comedy aspect so well. It was so fun to sit and watch, it felt real and had realistic portrayals of social media and its users. I found myself watching intently, waiting to see where Kurt would end up next, who he was going to kill and who he wasn't, it was just so engaging for me. Joe Keery was the perfect actor for a role like this. Kurt has this weird innocence to him despite being utterly crazy, and Keery pulled it off perfectly. At times I wasn't sure if I felt bad for Kurt, or if I was scared of how crazy he is, and still, even after watching the film, I can't decide. He's a likeable character which makes it interesting to see him go on a murderous rampage, because it inclines you to dislike him and his actions, yet I personally couldn't. I also loved how they merged comedy into horror, and they did it so well. Usually, when you see comedy in a horror film, it's horribly cringe-worthy "jokes" made at stupid times, which are forced and have no relevance other than an attempt at a comedic touch. However, the comedy in this film came naturally. It wasn't forced or unnecessary, it was the characters and their personalities, the way they interacted and the way they were all embodied stereotypes made as mockery, and I personally find it really enjoyable and funny to watch.
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