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Somewhere in the US three nuclear bombs are about to detonate. There are only two days to find them and only one man knows where they are. FBI agent Brody must make the terrorist talk with the assistance of H, a black-ops interrogator.

Starring:
Samuel L. Jackson,Michael Sheen
Runtime:
1 hour, 37 minutes

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Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Director Gregor Jordan
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Sheen
Supporting actors Brandon Routh, Carrie-Anne Moss, Stephen Root, Gil Bellows, Martin Donovan, Yara Shahidi, Sasha Roiz, Vincent Larescal
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Albatross on 4 May 2014
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It’s fair to say that ‘Unthinkable’ is NOT a ‘feel-good’ movie. The film deals with what many (Americans?) would say is an ‘unthinkable’ situation, where a trusted American citizen who’s been born and bred to love their country, ‘defects’ to ‘the enemy’ and places nuclear devices around the country in the name of a world religion.

However, all is not lost, for the powers that be have already captured the offender (Martin Sheen) and he’s been placed in a secure (and totally off-the-grid) facility where Samuel L Jackson and Carrie Moss must extract the information they need before the bombs go off. It’s fair to say that Samuel and Carrie go about this in vastly different ways.

Unthinkable was never going to be a hit. It’s too dark and deals with issues of modern life (and politics/religion) that many will not find easy to address. However, perhaps its lack of social niceties actually makes it all the more worth viewing. And it’s uncomfortable viewing at that. Those with a strong stomach may well not want to watch the ways Samuel L Jackson tries to get the information out of Martin Sheen. In some respects it’s almost a ‘torture porn’ film.

It’s a thriller with little actual thrills, but plenty of tension. If you’re a fan of political thrillers (and aren’t too squeamish) then Unthinkable is a safe bet. All three of the leading actors play their parts well, especially Martin Sheen, who has the unfortunate job of being constantly on the receiving end of Samuel L Jackson’s various implements of torture for the best part of ninety minutes. Plus it raises the issues of how far we should go to save the many. After watching Unthinkable, I’m reminded of the quote Spock used in ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.’ He said, ‘The needs of the many out way the needs of the few (or the one).’ That theory is really pushed to the limits here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bill HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 5 July 2015
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A terrorist has planted 3 nuclear bombs to explode at secret locations in the U.S.A. The U.S. law enforcement agencies, headed by the F.B.I., have only 2 short days to trace and defuse the potentially cataclysmic weapons. F.B.I. Agent Brody, played by Carrie-Anne Moss, is the calculating and methodical lead investigator tasked to save the day and spare several millions of innocent people from a fate too horrendous to contemplate. The man behind the terrorist plan is Stephen Arthur Younger, played by Michael Sheen, who's already been captured and is being held by the F.B.I. in an interrogation facility. He oozes malevolence and has a snake-like demeanour, and enjoys playing mind games with the people who are holding him.
As time is fast running out to avoid three major cities from being nuked, the F.B.I. resort to the services of a specialist black ops interrogator, Henry Humphries, known simply as H, and who's played with a weirdly charming menace by Samuel L. Jackson. H is a master of all types of interrogation techniques, everything from robust cajoling and hectoring, to physical and psychological torture which has absolutely no limits. Some of his methods would have even the torturers of the Spanish Inquisition wincing...
This is a very well executed and extremely tense thriller. The chief protagonists are convincing and the interplay between the ensemble of Agent Brody, H and Younger is gripping from start to finish. Much of the film takes place inside the limited confines of the interrogation facility, which heightens the drama and ever-growing sense of looming disaster. Best of all, the film keeps its cards very close to its chest, which keeps the viewer guessing about whether or not the bombs will be found on time, right up until the very end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. MALTBY on 16 Mar. 2014
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We have all lost before we have begun on both sides. Seems to me that the evil in this world lies in the justifications that are made in fighting any war which has already been lost on both sides by its very nature. Seems to me that most people are stranded in the middle of two extremes. Unthinkable displays this very concept without pause or restrain. Mr Jackson and Mr Sheen are on top form during this gripping narrative and are supported by a myriad of familiar faces. It does the shock factor incredibly well and the plot maintains a tense and unpredictable direction too. It asks questions of its audience and you may not like the answers.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman/and/movie-fan' TOP 100 REVIEWER on 13 Aug. 2014
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'Samuel .L Jackson' and 'Martin Sheen' both bring outstanding performances to the screen in this 'brutal' yet 'brilliant' movie.
A former U.S. nuclear expert turns terrorist as he claims to have planted three nuclear bombs in three major U.S cities, all set to explode in a few days time.
F.B.I agent 'Helen Brody' (Carrie-Anne Moss) is set the task of finding the suspect, however it seems that the terrorist is allready in custody to enable his demands to be heard.
'H' ( Jackson ) is a specialist iin extracting the truth from prisoners, he has his own way of doing things.
'H' asks for 'Brody' to be his assistant for the interegation, seeing the lengths 'H' is prepared to go makes her a reluctant partner, perhaps the voice of reason ammist the violence 'H' inflicts, however time is running out, just what deapths will 'H' sink to in his effort to find the bombs ? ----perhaps----unthinkable.
this is a really clever and tense plot that will draw you in as time runs out.
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