Unthinkable 2010 Subtitles

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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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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action & Adventure, 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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3.8 out of 5 stars

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Albatross TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 4 May 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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 Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Oct. 2010
Format: DVD
Unthinkable is all about moral choices & extremes, centered around a black-ops interrogator, Samuel L.Jackson and FBI agent, Carrie-Anne Moss, who press a suspected terrorist, Micheal Sheen, into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S. Now, dont go expecting an action packed thrill ride of a film, as this film is action light while the acting talents of the characters in the film are tested to the extreme, as in what moral boundaries will Jackson & Moss drop to, in order to save the lives of millions againt a few. In this respect i think the film is very good, keeping you watching to see what happens next.

Micheal Sheen who plays the suspected terrorist, just completely acts everyone off the screen with a fantastic peformance. Jackson, Moss & the rest of the cast also act superbly, and really immerse you in the moral options they are forced to take, and what toll it is taking on them as human beings. So much so, that at some stages of the film it put a niggle in the back of my mind, like is there a twist coming here soon, or is is simply straight forward ? top notch. Be warned that the film is mainly set in a confined area, where Jacksons character tortures Sheen constantly to get information out of him. The gore scenes are similar to something like the SAW horror films, so be prepared. Overall i thought the film was well made, fantastic acting performances & it really makes YOU think about what you would do in they're shoes. A good tense psychological thriller.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By B. Knapp on 4 April 2014
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I was blown away by who gripping and intelligent this film was.
The ethical questions and the to-ing and fro-ing of the morality were awesome and both not pushed into your face, yet there for all to pick out.
It was like several episodes of 24 all rolled into one, and what a great ending, accelerating to awesomeness.
I thoroughly recommend this to anyone - but not too close to bedtime
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Misty on 25 July 2012
Format: DVD
The first thing to say about this film is that it is not for the faint hearted - the violence is not out of place, and is in fact central to the plot, but it is gruesome and realistic.

The second thing to say is that this is a film that deserves to be watched and more well known than it is. The acting from the 3 main characters is superb - Samuel L Jackson plays the psychopathic government sponsored torturer and it's chilling the ease with which he switches from being a doting father and loving husband. I was never sure whether his acts of rage were in fact true maniacal rage or cold-hearted and manipulative ways to get the victim and/or the other investigators to take the next logical step. Michael Sheen also displays a great range as the victim/terrorist and again there is constant doubt - is it all a hoax, will he break?
Last but not least is Carrie Ann Moss - playing an FBI agent who is dragged in to the interrogation - and she is really the audience here - you can easily imagine being in her shoes - presented with an `unthinkable' ethical dilemma - what would you do? And the battle that rages in her own integrity, and the way in which she crosses lines she may have thought she never would are believable (to me at least).

The questions this film asks are on the surface quite simple - do the ends (averting a terrorist atrocity) ever justify the means (torturing a suspect) or does committing those acts reduce the perpetrator to the role that the victim had assumed they would play? There are choices made by the government in this film that could avert tragedy - what does their refusal say about the way our society works?

What recommends this film the most is the way it doesn't shy away from easy answers, and that it forces the viewer to think...about the unthinkable.
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