Few things in life that can be truly frustrating, like losing your phone, and Kim Tae-dull joon’s new thriller Unlocked comes painfully closer. Tired, uninspired, and completely devoid of thrills, the film stars Chun Woo-hee (Han Gong-ju), whose character becomes the target of an emotionally detached serial killer, played by Im Si-wan, after gaining access to her smartphone.
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Unlocked struggles to convey any type of meaningful criticism on society’s over-reliance on mobile technology and erroneous faith in the security of the digital domain, offering no new insights or sharp observations on the subject and relying on a bombardment of repetitive clichés.
When will Unlock be released on Netflix?
Unlock is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on February 17, 2023, at 12 am PT/ 3 am ET/ 1.30 pm IST. While we are on that note, check out our guide to one of the streamer’s popular upcoming shows, Physical: 100- here.
Can you watch it for free?
Unfortunately, because the streamer does not offer a free trial period, you will have to spend some money and subscribe if you want to catch up on this series and a slew of others as they air. The good news is that you can watch Netflix on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or any other compatible streaming device. However, there are a few offers that you can use to get a free account on the streaming service.
- Jio Postpaid Plans start at Rs 399.
- JioFibre monthly plan worth Rs 1499.
- Vi Redx plan at Rs 1099 per month.
- The free year-long subscription with Verizon Fios.
- T-Mobile will give basic and standard subscriptions at $8.99 and $13.99.
Unlock: Everything you need to know.
Based on the 2017 novel Sumaho o Otoshita dake by Akira Shiga, the thriller revolves around Na-mi, a norma; office worker whose life is flipped upside down when she loses her smartphone, which holds all of her personal information. Then, a violent individual named Jun-Yeong steals Na-phone mi’s and hacks into it, installing spyware before returning it. With the spyware downloaded on Na-mi’s phone, Jun-Yeong tracks Na-mi’s every move and learns everything he can about her.
Meanwhile, Jun-father, Yeong’s police detective Ji-man, examines a murder scene and discovers traces of his son. This prompts Ji-man to conduct a covert investigation into Jun-Yeong in order to determine his involvement in the case. You can also take a look at the gripping official trailer below:
Given the subject matter, it’s no surprise that the film is rated TV-MA. This means that it is only intended for mature audiences. This maturity rating was given due to strong language, smoking, and graphic violence. Overall, we strongly advise watching this film when no children are present.