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3.9 out of 5 stars
Unthinkable [DVD] [2010]
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on 29 May 2010
A fantastic film which makes with the viewer question their own morales.
The acting is superb, the storyline is unique and compelling, and the movie has a fast pace through out which would keep any viewer's attention.
However the movie is fairly brutal and not for those who could be easily offend.
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on 3 September 2015
A very gripping thriller, but not for the faint hearted.

I won't summarise the plot, as you can get that elsewhere. Unthinkable really pushes the boundaries and discusses how far human beings can go when it comes to the stakes of millions of lives, what is "justifiable" etc?

The acting is great from all involved; you can empathsise with Samuel L. Jackson's character, even though he commits some atrocious acts, and likewise with Michael Sheen's terrorist. I felt rather torn, with no allegiance firmly in place.

It's not an action film, don't expect Michael Bay 'spolsions everywhere and gunfights - this is a tight dramatic thriller that keeps you on your toes with some horrific scenes of torture, hence the 18 certificate.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 17 April 2014
Dont listen (too much) to the reviews, different people will have different opinions.
Now for the movie itself. Wow. GREAT acting on everyones behalf, but I gotta give the oscar to Samuel L.J !
The whole movie leads up to moment after moment. Its never really done until the very end.
The name does justice = unthinkable! You will understand and it will fit in once you watch it.
I have watched it several times, in 12 months time, thats how much I liked it. Very thought provoking, gets you to think about "right" and "wrong" amongst other things. Nothing else I can say really. Just clap clap for samuel l jackson, the RIGHT man for the role.
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on 12 August 2011
This may start off as your usual mad bomber has placed 3 bombs somewhere,and they must be found thriller,but it's one of the best i've seen of this nature.
With the bomber in the iterrogation room not willing to give any other information but that of there are 3 bombs out there somewhere ready to give some serious damage,they have no choice but to bring in Jackson's character.
To say he's unorthodox in an understatement,he's clearly sadistic from the get go,dishing out malicious torture.
But with the bomber not willing to give the needed information,other than a false lead or 2,what next? What indeed.
With an end that makes a draconian point,it gets you thinking. Are we justified in doing the unthinkable?
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Samuel L Jackson and Carrie Ann Fisher are at the top of their game in this powerful drama playing a black ops interrogator and an FBI agent who are brought together to interrogate Michael Sheen's home grown nuclear terrorist. Sheen gives a good performance as the disillusioned nuclear expert who makes and plants three nuclear bombs but his background and motive are never really explored. What is explored is how far decent human beings will go in the pursuit of the knowledge required to save millions of lives. The team have 72 hours to locate the bombs and Jackson's character 'H' will go to any lengths of physical torture contrary to the morals and ethics of Fisher's FBI agent Brodie and this conflict is what provides the backbone of this excellent movie. Some of the scenes are harrowing but they never reach the 'torture porn' levels of 'Saw' or 'Hostel'. There are no weak performances in this film and it is a pleasure to watch something that can be so thought provoking and entertaining at the same time. The DVD is presented in full screen and the print is so good that there is no need to buy the blu-ray.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 21 March 2013
this film will make you question the whole torturing terrorists thing.....thrilling ,tense,edge of your seat stuff.Acting and direction brill.....loved this hard hitting film!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 6 October 2010
Without doubt - for me - the best film of this type, i.e. hidden bomb, high drama - stand off ever made. Samuel L Jackson absolutely superb as ever. Fantastic and UNMISSABLE!
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on 20 April 2011
Amongst the many themes that this movie touches on- be they socio political,atypical FBI type thriller. What stands out for me is the theme that touches upon how far a 'normal person' would go to actively participate,justify murder,torture or rather human suffering.
Without saying much about this movie I would recommend watching it do not expect the usual stereotypical FBI drama ( although they are hints) but watch the movie with an open mind.It's not at the core what a serious movie critic would consider 'deep' but it does offer interesting perspectives on human nature.
If you are expecting a blaze of gunfire & mind numbing violence then am sorry this is not the movie for you.
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VINE VOICEon 27 June 2015
A unnerving thriller that takes the step of making the audience sit in on an interrogation of a terror suspect.

Samuel L Jackson is the almost sadistic torcherer and Michael Sheen the man whose planted numerous bombs in undisclosed locations.

The film asks the viewer to think morally how far is to far to get answers.
This is a well acted, but violent piece of filmmaking, that some given its politics and graphic nature may find hard to stomach or in today's climate a little to close to home in its content.

Still for those wanting a non action thriller with the odd twist its an interesting premise with a top notch cast.
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on 5 April 2014
This is not what we expected. We thought it would be an action movie, lots of running around and chases. But it focused on the interrogation. A dark movie at times, Jackson is great as the unforgiving, hard task master attempting to get the information out of Sheen's character. Sheen is starting to show he can do more than play a vampire or a prime minister, roles I have only ever seen him in, he is very good as the guy who holds all the information. There were a few gasp moments in this movie, it will have you thinking regarding how you view terrorism.
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