|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Sheen, Michael Sheen, Brandon Routh, Carrie-Anne Moss, Stephen Root, Gil Bellows, Martin Donovan, Yara Shahidi, Sasha Roiz, Vincent Larescal|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Sci-fi/Fantasy, Drama - Comedy, Thriller - Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Television|
|Collections:||Award Winners, Best of HD, Exclusive!, HD Films, Highest Rated, Just Arrived, Leading Men, Ledge of Your Seat|
|1hr 37 mins||18|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 37 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
Most helpful review
Four Stars wasn't UnthinkableBy MrKush (27 reviews) from London , 06 Jun 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]Unthinkable is a thriller about the interrogation of an American muslim terrorist who releases a video to the media where he explains he has three nuclear bombs hidden in three separate locations and they will explode in a few days at a certain time. Now i know what your thinking, doesn't sound very original right? However its the angle of focusing on the interrogation that makes this film a refreshing watch.
I watched Unthinkable last night after seeing the trailer last week. What initially attracted me from the trailer was to see the performance of Michael Sheen as the terrorist and although it wasn't his best performance, as a fan i wasn't disappointed. I also liked the performance of Carrie-Anne Moss, who i wasn't a fan of after The Matrix, but she added, i thought, good human emotions to the various situations in the film.
I thought the pace of the film was good. It keeps you interested and never really gets to boring. The torture scenes throughout the movie are graphic, yet the film cleverly keeps you on the fence as to whether or not you feel the torture is needed and wether or not you should be sympathetic.
Although not enough to ruin the movie i did have slight issues with the character played by Samuel L. Jackson. He plays 'H' the guy the government call in to do the interrogation. It may just be me, but the character didnt really have the menacing impact on me that i was expecting. I cant decide if this was just an under-thought character however, or if Jackson just didnt suit the part.
All in all Unthinkable is one of the better thrillers that throws up some really interesting current issues and tells a good story at the same time. The casting, on a whole, is good and it has enough twists and turns, even if slightly predictable, to keep you interested.
This is certainly one to watch.
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Fatal misjudgmentBy a customer , 17 Jun 2013The movie was a thriller but the director messed up with the whole thing as the conclusion of the film was so poor, granting victory to terrorism. Poor directing, poor conclusion. This could have been a great movie, had the ending been objective and supporting the good causes.
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Would recommend & thought provokingBy tara_chic (7 reviews) , 16 Jun 2013Wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this. Possibly a typical American against the world thing and being the heroes.
This film however had you hooked from the beginning, some of the scenes aren't easy to watch but really leave you thinking.
Really makes you question how far you would actually go for something (regardless of what that may be) and question where you thought your morals were pointed.
Overall, a really good film and well acted. Would recommend.
very disapointingBy a customer , 14 Jun 2013the film is pretty much Samuel l Jackson torturing a guy for 1h 30mins very disappointing. good idea poor film
Waste of Time!By a customer , 13 Jun 2013A total waste of time! Whose idea was to make a movie as meaningless as this??? Awful acting, hideous plot and absolutely meaningless climax!
Dumb Dumb DumbBy Nathelles (1 review) , 12 Jun 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideWorth a watch if you want to get annoyed! I wont spoil the film but it had me fuming with the small minded views it portrays. It should have been over in half an hour due to the simple premise of killing or torturing the few to save millions of lives.