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Monday, June 28, 2010

[6.00/10] Unthinkable (2010)

Unthinkable (2010)

"Unthinkable" centers around one man, who has planted three nuclear weapons in three US cities set to go off in less than four days and his interrogator and their relationship, if it could be called that. Keeping aside the debate on if "Unthinkable" was a propaganda or not, lets just see if its worth as a movie itself. The narrative proceeds in a clear and obvious trajectory, meaning there are no big surprises along the way, every twist and turn are visible far ahead. This is not to say the film is without tension, it's just once the characters are established, the story does not have anywhere to go but the predictable path. Yet, although predictable, the movie takes its turn halfway through when the characters are really put in to pressure. It's as if the angels become demons and everyone realizes the devil has always been right. The acting was film's highlight! Samuel L Jackson delivers a strong, powerful and yet disturbing performance as an self-contracted interrogator who's social life is common to any other usual person despite his methods used in interrogating terrorists or spies. Jackson as "H" is the hyper-cruel torture artist you'll root for, and Carrie-Anne Moss is the attractive FBI agent who is morally opposed to torture. She also delivers great performance. Michael Sheen is quite good as the villain who has planted WMD devices in three American cities, although his physical visage isn't quite evil enough. While the premise of "Unthinkable" is a bit far-fetched, the film itself is decent and has an excellent cast, great acting and a good script. Overall, the film is very realistic and thought-provoking.

  • My Rating: 6.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
  • IMDb: 7.3/10

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