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Unlocked (2023) Movie Review

By Newguy

Unlocked – Movie Review

Get ready for an action-packed ride with 'Unlocked'. A woman's life is at stake when her lost cell phone falls into the wrong hands.

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Director: Kim Tae-joon

Writer: Akira Shiga, Kim Tae-joon (Screenplay)


Plot: A woman’s life is turned upside-down when a dangerous man gets hold of her lost cell phone and uses it to track her every move.

Runtime: 1 Hour 57 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Unlocked starts when a young woman Lee Na-Mi (Woo-hee) drops her phone on the bus. Unaware, in a drunken state, she returns home. The next morning Oh Joon-yeong (Si-wan) connects to Lee Na-mi about finding the phone, with an A.I. female voice.

When Lee Na-mi gets her phone back, she doesn’t think much as changed and looks to get along with her life. however, Oh Joon-yeong has cloned the phone and starts following her every move.

Verdict on Unlocked

Unlocked is a mystery thriller following a young woman who finds her life turned upside down when a dangerous man hacks her phone. He starts following her every movement and sabotaging her life. However, things start to become dangerous as the police start discovering a series of dead bodies, that are connected to the man.

This thriller shows the dangers of letting someone get a hold of your phone. Even if it is an accident, things end up in the wrong hands. It brings a slow dangerous stalker figure to life, showing how easily they can get into someone’s life. The suspense is strong even if the detective side of the story can take away from the bigger part of the movie. Whenever we stick with the main two people, we find the intensity and disturbing side of the story shining through.

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Final Thoughts Unlocked is an intense thriller that highlights the dangerous of hacking on phones.

Unlocked (2023) Movie Review

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