Friend Request
Friend Request (2017)

Laura, a popular college girl, is very active on social media and shares almost everything in her life with her 800+ friends on Facebook. However after accepting a friend request from an unknown girl named Marina, Laura becomes obsessed… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 22, 2017
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Friend Request's attempts to update old-school teen horror for the digital age do not, sadly, include memorable characters, fresh scares, or novel storytelling twists.

Kate Lloyd
Time Out

The kind of horror movie you probably watched at a sleepover as a teenager.

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Ronan Daly
Film Ireland Magazine

All in all, there really isn't anything new in this film. Rather, it's a very standard horror film which attempts to be modern by incorporating social media deeply into its lack-of-plot.

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Brian Orndorf

It isn't terrible, which is as close to praise as I'm willing to get.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

We've literally just seen this, in 2015's Unfriended. Tedious wannabe scarefest misses the true horrors of Facebook and cultivates a personality-free blandness.

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Sarah Dobbs
Total Film

CGI wasps and coloured contact lenses aren't as terrifying as director Simon Verhoeven seems to think, and all the loud bangs in the world can't hide the lack of tension.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

It's all very glossy and shallow, but there are some genuinely creepy animated sequences (purportedly the work of Liesl Ahlers' weird Gothic outsider) and some effective jump scares.

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Marija Djurovic

Tthe characters of Friend of Request are equally unmemorable with almost everyone failing to rise above the absurdity and downright idiocy of the script.

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Matt Donato
We Got This Covered

Friend Request may be a little heavy-handed with their jump scares, but when built effectively, screams are an easy find.

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Sarah McIntyre
RTÉ (Ireland)

Friend Request is an above average social media themed horror movie that entertains throughout, with enough jump scares to keep your heartbeat racing, and a few unintentionally funny moments thrown in for good measure.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Gimly M.
I hope this isn't a portent of Alycia Debnam-Carey's future career.
Luke Andrews
Attempting to replicate other successful cyber horror films (like Unfriended), Friend Request utilises Facebook as the tool for creating the scares. When I say… More