The Boy Next Door

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

age 17+

Rotten thriller about sex, violence, and obsession.

R 2015 91 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 17+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

Really bad

Too dirty and a pointless story. Acting lacklustre and the characters I don't care for at all. Oh and be warned the sex scene is really long but right at the start and makes you cringe.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 17+

Good for older kids

If there seventeen and up it’s fine and it was a bit scary but a good thriller you know one of those movies where a guy or girl is obsessed with someone. A very mature movie.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex

Movie Details

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