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By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Edgy, violent horror movie deals with teen cyberbullying.

Movie R 2015 82 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 22 parent reviews

age 13+

great message about online bullying, not that scary though

So, the only thing you should really look out for is swearing. The violence was shocking, yes but you can't really see it in great detail, and it was there for shock factor. At the start of the movie there was almost a striptease but nothing really happened. The movie itself might be scary to some, but apart from some jumpscares it feels kind of boring. I think the scary thing about the movie was the message, about how much bullying, even online can affect someone.
age 17+


This movie was pretty good. Nothing wrong with the acting or plot necessarily. it held my attention and wasn’t too cheesy or anything but OH MY GOD was it violent… like OH GOD. if you are squeamish AT ALL I wouldn’t recommend. I’m 18 and I reallly enjoy horror movies. I’ve seen like probably 75% of horror movies lol but this one honestly was the most uncomfortable movie I’ve watched. Its pretty bad. The movie definitely does show the harm of severe bullying tho for sure.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22 ):
Kids say (62 ):

At its core, UNFRIENDED is just another variation on the old Friday the 13th theme, with misbehaving teens paying the ultimate price at the hands of a supernatural killer. But the catch here is that virtually the entire movie takes place on a single computer screen, via shifting windows, YouTube videos, Spotify music, Facebook photos, text messages, web browsers, and characters appearing and disappearing through Skype chats. (Open Windows tried something similar but was far less successful.)

Filmmakers often describe how low budgets and limited resources spur creativity, and that's certainly the case here; without a visible cut, director Levan Gabriadze builds rhythms with the sounds of frantic clicking and the desperate clacking of keyboards. The screen is always in motion, with downward-ticking timers adding to the suspense. Strangely enough, it works, and it can be quite gripping and chilling. Unfriended doesn't feel like a groundbreaker, but it's a successful one-off experiment.

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