Chatroom (2010)

A handful of teenagers make the mistake of baring their souls to the wrong person in this thriller. Eva (Imogen Poots) is a young model whose good looks and poise disguise her aching doubts about herself and her wishes she could be more… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 14, 2011
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

'The Social Network' and 'Catfish' prove there are ripe films to be made on the dark side of web connectivity, but this is the rotten apple of the bunch.

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Alistair Harkness

Nakata - here making his English language debut - fails to drum up much in the way of tension from the plot's hoky attempt to exploit fears about the existence of online suicide clubs.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

Director Hideo "The Ring" Nakata never connects with the script (by Enda Walsh, adapting from his own play).

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Shallow, violent movie could spark teen discussion.

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

Pantomimic dialogue, stagey sets and underwritten characters render this instantly obsolescent.

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Peter Bradshaw

The film finally fizzles into feeble melodrama, with all the power of an old episode of Grange Hill.

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Philip French

Unfortunately the scenes set in the real world (the locations include Camden Lock and the London Zoo) are stilted and unconvincing, while those in the chatrooms become increasingly tedious.

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

A movie of utter, unspeakable, hideous awfulness. A movie that makes you want to prise open your brain and scoop out all memory of having watched it.

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Damon Wise
Radio Times

Plausible chills are offset by the film's clumsy youth-movie trimmings, which, through lurid visuals and ripe overacting by its largely unknown cast, drain most of the suspense and interest...

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Cast: Aaron Johnson, Imogen Poots, Matthew Beard, Hannah Murray, Daniel Kaluuya, Megan Dodds, Michelle Fairley, Nicholas Gleaves, Jacob Anderson, Ophelia… More
Doctor Strangeblog
Utter waste of time. The construct of acting out interactions in an online chatroom as a real environment would be a clever idea in 1992 when the internet was… More
Unknown Hobo
I cannot remember how I found this unrated piece of British film but I am very happy I did. It was without a doubt one of the most reftreshing original takes on… More
Jason Reneau
Everybody seems to not like this movie, but I have to say I thought the story was solid. This movie is kinda shocking in some aspect because the main character… More
Sylvester Kuo
A disastrous attempt on satirizing the chatroom culture. 5 spoiled teens met online and encourage each other to do outrageous actions. I really did not like the… More