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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.

Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss
1 hour, 37 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Director Gregor Jordan
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss
Supporting actors Michael Sheen, Stephen Root, Lora Kojovic, Martin Donovan, Gil Bellows, Vincent Laresca, Brandon Routh, Joshua Harto, Holmes Osborne, Michael Rose, Randy Oglesby, Benito Martinez, Sasha Roiz, Dayo Ade, Yara Shahidi, Sayeed Shahidi, Necar Zadegan, Jillian Bruno
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 Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 31 May 2014
Format: DVD
Unthinkable features two such rippingly blistering performances from the male antagonists, centred around one of the dirty open secrets of the modern era, that it's easy to forgive the nonsensical plot devices which exist only to bring the trio of leads together in intimate, appalling confrontation.
Samuel L and Michael Sheen are so convincingly committed, so determined in the righteousness of their causes and of success at any cost, that we could barely glance away from the screen for the whole running time. Carrie-Ann Moss has a harder job, portraying as she does the only person with a scrap of decency. Inevitably, gender stereotypes assert themselves as she plays the role of intermediate, of peace-maker; seeking a compromise to save millions from nuclear annihilation... and to save one man's family from brutal torture.

The themes in Unthinkable are far from new - and have been covered in recent years with more subtlety in, say, Rendition, where we never knew if the brutalised suspect was guilty of anything or not. Here, there is a clear and verified threat (although it may be a hoax, who knows?), and the interrogation team becomes increasingly desperate to prevent the deaths of many. In so doing, some of them seem willing to dispense with the very moral code they claim to be fighting to uphold. And on that sticky situation rests a couple of hours of virtuoso acting - and not a little blood-soaked violence.
When 53 Americans are killed, in the film, it's a national disaster. When American drones / forces kill 53 foreign civilians in actions overseas, it's called collateral damage.

Gripping and difficult, Unthinkable crams all of this into the tight confines of what feels like a stage play - one based around an interrogation cell where the worst things in the world happen. Afterwards, elements of the plot make scant sense, but while you're caught up in the moment it is compelling stuff.
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17 of 19 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 5 July 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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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