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Unfriended

Unfriended
Posted on August 5, 2015 by James Shults

Release Date: April 17, 2015

Director: Levan Gabriadze

Overall Rating: Good

A group of high school friends are tormented by someone online they believe is posing as their friend who committed suicide.

The Good

Unfriended takes an intriguing concept and executes it quite well. For such limited storytelling, it feels incredibly dynamic. You spend the entire movie looking at the main character’s computer screen but are constantly on the edge of your seat even when it’s just to see what she’s about to type.

The Bad

SPOILERS: There could have been more logic built into the ghost element. It seemed to follow no rules. It could do anything it wanted to do at any time. The deaths were also played out strangely. Nothing was shone. The deaths are the only times the low budget of Unfriended could be seen.

The Ugly

There isn’t a completely clear agenda here. While it’s all quite enjoyable, I wasn’t convinced that these people deserved to die. There was maybe one character who I could understand being killed but I didn’t really see enough motivation for any of the others.

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