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Right and Wrong no longer exist
A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs while a CIA "consultant", known as H, interrogates the suspect who has allowed himself to be caught. The suspect, whose wife and children have left him and disappeared, seems to know exactly what the interrogation will entail. Even as H ratchets up the pressure, using torture over Brody's objection, the suspect doesn't crack. Should H do the unthinkable, and will Brody acquiesce? Is any Constitutional principle worth possible loss of life?
Installment in my Actor Arc Challenge
It kinda really pains me that less than 1k people on Letterboxd have seen this. It's shocking. Admittedly, this wasn't a very publicized film and I even missed it's release.
Films like this (and Zero Dark Thirty and probably many others) really interest me. If you know what this is about then you'll probably find that statement pretty fucked up. If you don't know, this film is basically centered on United States sanctioned torture. I enjoy films like this because of their honesty. Who gives a shit what the Geneva Convention says? Everyone everywhere uses some form of torture when necessary, regardless of what they tell other people. It's effective and, at times, necessary.…
Unthinkable is a movie all about making what you think is completely and absolutely wrong (probably, anyway) and flipping it on its head to make you second guess your own ethics. The moral quandaries present by this movie literally had me scratching my head trying to think of a solution (either that or it's that pesky bug bite on my scalp... on second thought it was probably that). It seriously made me uncomfortable, not because of the visuals it showed but rather because it was forcing me to choose a side on an incredibly difficult subject.
The production quality wasn't extremely high. However, there were only a couple of times where special effects were used that this was really made…
Well, this is pretty much what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. Go figure.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A terrific film by Gregor Jordan that asks too many questions in the face of three dirty bombs going off in three states across America.
"Unthinkable" is also a film with an inaccurate motherfucking greeting to the motherfucking President.
With determined and highly sore performances and a hateful chemistry between Carrie-Anne Moss and 'Mr. goddam torture devices in a goddam makeshift interrogation facility', the movie keeps building tension until a mall goes boom.
Michael Sheen is unreliable and pulls of the character of Yusuf like how most think it should be pulled off. However the demands made are downright ridiculous and requires kids and a quick strike with a scalpel; shocking, simply appalling and outrageous, but is it; with millions…
Another blind rec from Macdude. But I take pride in figuring out the film within 5 seconds of screen time. :) (I was extremely intrigued in this movie when it came out, but never got around to seeing it.)
Geez.... A hard film to watch in more ways than one....
This movie shows the arguments for and against torture as well as some forms of torture. Both sides of the argument are well lit.
Is it a masterpiece of cinema? No. The acting beyond Sam J is pretty piss poor, and some special effects are eye-rolling. The plot does get repetitive with characters seemingly repeating lines over and over again. "Can I talk with you for a second."
فيلم اثاره ودراما متوسط من بطوله صامويل جاكسون .. يتكلم الفيلم عن مفجر ارهابي وتحقيق معه طول الفيلم. فكره مميزه.
الاداء كان رائع خاصة من الممثل البريطاني. ادهشني ان المخرج والكاتب كانو يبحثون عن الواقعيه بالفيلم بالرغم انه ممكن تدخلهم بمشاكل سياسيه و وطنيه.
الفيلم ما كان طويل وما كان فيه رغبة بتعقيده وانا اشوف هذا شي ايجابي لانه لو تمت اطالته بيصير الفيلم ممل.
Sorry, Hollywood. It's no fun to watch torture.
How justified is the term "For the Greater good"
That would be my interpretation of the movie and the tension and intensity is well carried in the entire film and would keep the viewer at cross roads at times wanting to choose between what's right and wrong at a time of high crisis.
A Republican Party financed advert for the benefits and correctness of torture. Morally reprehensible. Fuck you movie.
Asks some interesting questions but the execution leaves to be desired. Dialogue could have been sharper and many, many plotholes and odd decisions. Okay for a direct-to-video release.
A fascinating premise that is well executed 90% of the time.
Dorm-room ethical "what if" bull session translated to the screen without adult mediation.
Great cast and a solid premise, but its DTVness prevents it from really doing anything with it.
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