Conclusion: The grey zone lies somewhere between what is moraly justified and what is borderline cruel and legaly wrong. The subject matter in this brilliant thriller is smack in the middle of the grey zone. Samuel L. Jackson is outstanding as the anti terrorism interrogator who will get the infomation needed from the suspect by what ever means. MichaelSheen excells as the urban Terrorst who has planted three nuclear devices in major cities in the U.S.
Conclusion: Not really heard about it? Me neither but I love Sam L J. Wrapped up its a very brutal look at terrorism, they capture the terrorist but he has already planted his bombs and its Sams job to get the terrorist to tell him where they are WHATEVER THE COST! Sam is amazing and so is the terrorist.
Conclusion: The split screen design and ticking clock on the DVD cover makes me think of the superb TV series 24. The film itself shares many themes previously explored in 24 such as extreme terrorism, torture and the hunt for hidden nuclear bombs, however I found Unthinkable guilty of that most terrible of thriller film crimes, Boring. There is little action throughout the film and suspense is nowhere to be seen.
Conclusion: All in the name of justice, one American Muslim man has planted three bombs and it's a race against the clock to find the locations. The US military must interrogate the man before the clock runs out. They employ torture tactics in the hope of discovering the locations, but through the procedures many twists and turns begin to appear. The story is well written, it keeps you guessing and provides plenty of twists.
Conclusion: For this price, you have to buy this film. Micheal Sheen and Sam Jackson together? Why was this film not out at the cinema! I saw this almost by accident one night and sat there with my mouth open the entire time. Gripping performances and a stonking storyline... SEE THIS FILM!!!!
Conclusion: 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.
Conclusion: This is a really good film with strong performances from Samuel L Jackson and Carrie Ann Moss.But for me,Michael Sheen steals their thunder as a "Terrorist" who you sympathise with and abhor in at times equal measure.It's not an easy watch at times,but it goes to show you that the Good Guys/Bad Guys impressions we have are just down to circumstances.Asks a lot of questions that most other "terrorist" movies stay well clear of!!
It's Raw, Powerful, Gruesome and Shocking - But I LOVED it!
21 April 2011
Conclusion: Unthinkable in a few short words basically has an American/Muslim terrorist who plants 3 bombs in 3 major American cities. He is caught and the Government and FBI must find out where they are. They call in Samuel L Jackson to get him to tell him where they are. He doesn't so SLJ tortures him until he does. The scenes are very graphic, gritty and powerful. All actors within this are excellent, especially Michael Sheen who plays the terrorist.