Right and Wrong no longer exist
A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an FBI agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.
Well, this is pretty much what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. Go figure.
Man builds bombs, man hides bombs, other man removes first man's fingers and inserts sharp objects and voltage into him to find out where bombs are. Carrie Ann Moss watches. Hilarity does definitely NOT ensue, but as thrillers go this is a decent film if you're not too faint-hearted.
Samuel L Jackson: "NOW TELL ME MOTHERF**KING NIGEL CLOUGH!. TELL ME WHERE ARE THE GOD DAMN MOTHERF**KING BOMBS?"
Samuel L Jackson is the movie, and he really makes it pop. Love the psychology, the simple story, and the raw mystery that questions the whole western civilization.
An interesting piece concerning the ethical question of how much would it take before you consider torture to be a viable option. As indicated by the trailer, Michael Sheen is an American converted Muslim who has placed 3 nuclear weapons in secret locations across the United States. Once he's captured, the government bring in Samuel L Jackson who is essentially an official torturer - on the other end of the spectrum you get Carrie Anne Moss playing the moral FBI agent. Once the set pieces are in place, the viewer is essentially placed on a visual pendulum - swinging between revulsion at the sight of the torturous methods that Jackson employs and the frightening thought that Sheen, despite the heinous…
Psycalogical Thriller, Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is a specialist at interegation during emergency situations.
Unthinkable is a movie that I want to give four stars to because I really enjoyed it even on a second watch. I give it three and a half insted because there are a few times you need to suspend your belief for the plot to completely work. Also Sam Jackson is really good for the most part, but his cockyness just isn't as believable being so over the top and condescending. I've seen Jackson do both with very believable swag so I'm not sure why his performance in these two areas were like this. But besides that it's a great film to spark…
Unthinkable has some strong moments, the odd top performance (Michael Sheen) and a welcomed unflinching nature, but its plotting is so predictable that it's hard to become truly invested.
Plus the whole thing feels like a right knock-off of Homeland. As Straight-to-DVD releases go, it's hardly the worst, but neither is it essential viewing considering the talent involved.
würde ich nicht nochmal gucken wollen
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A half-baked Homeland.
It’s even got a “Brody.”
Now it needs a point.
Film-length version of a '24' torture the terrorist scene. Attempts to be thought-provoking.
Anyone else not hear about this one? I was told about it by my friend Adam - I can’t remember if it was recommended or not! I’m a big fan of Michael Sheen so rented it on that premise. I thought it was going to be another straight-to-dvd Samuel L Jackson movies but this is by the dude who made the amazing Buffalo Soldiers. Released in 2010 this was made two years earlier than the current Zero Dark Thirty torture debate.
And Unthinkable is Zero Dark Thirty turned up to MAX. The story is simple: An American has converted to Islam and planted 3 nuclear bombs in different cities. he is then caught and they need to find out where…
Small film with big potential. Powerful performance from Sheen. Deserves a larger audience.
Mediocre thriller. Ethically interesting at times.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Military Intelligence - the great oxymoron