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By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Free film site includes too much adult fare for kids.

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age 16+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 18+

As long as everyone is an adult Popcornflix is family-friendly

My 10-year-old likes horror movies. He innocently picked "The Terrifier". I just happened to see the TV at just the right moment while Art the Clown was torturing a woman hanging upside down nude but for her panties. Art was going to grab her crotch just as I switched the TV off. So much for family-friendly viewing. Virtually no parental controls.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 18+

Great site if you enjoy watching advertisements no stop.

Great site if you enjoy watching advertisments. It has been impossible to watch a film on this site with being bombarded continously with advertisments. This site is so bad it is impossible to watch any film on it. Goodbye Popcornflix you won’t be seeing me again.

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (2 ):

With more than 100 kids' titles, ranging from Betty Boop cartoons to live-action movies starring tweens, this streaming site, at first glance, might see like a fantastic find. Users can watch shows and movies for free; some are even short and simple enough for very young children to enjoy. But upon closer inspection, there are some serious concerns. Much of the content isn't kid-friendly -- including horror flicks where heads are chopped off, movies with nudity, and other adult fare -- and kids can easily access it by claiminh in a pop-up box that they're 18. Kids will also potentially see a lot of ads, especially If they try to fast-forward or rewind part of a video, as well as on the site's home page. This can make the viewing experience somewhat frustrating. Overall, safe video sites or parent-monitored TV time may be a better choice.

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