Unthinkable

May 26th, 2010







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Plot
A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an FBI agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 7.1/10 (35,173 voted)

Director: Gregor Jordan

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen

Storyline
A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs while a CIA "consultant," known as H, interrogates the suspect who has allowed himself to be caught. The suspect, whose wife and children have left him and disappeared, seems to know exactly what the interrogation will entail. Even as H ratchets up the pressure, using torture over Brody's objection, the suspect doesn't crack. Should H do the unthinkable, and will Brody acquiesce? Is any Constitutional principle worth possible loss of life?

Cast:
Samuel L. Jackson - Henry Harold 'H' Humphries
Carrie-Anne Moss - Agent Helen Brody
Michael Sheen - Steven Arthur Younger
Stephen Root - Charles Thompson
Lora Kojovic - Rina Humphries
Martin Donovan - Assistant Director Jack Saunders
Gil Bellows - Agent Vincent
Vincent Laresca - Agent Leandro
Brandon Routh - Agent D.J. Jackson
Joshua Harto - Agent Phillips
Holmes Osborne - General Paulson
Michael Rose - Colonel Kerkmejian
Randy Oglesby - Mr. Bradley
Benito Martinez - Alvarez
Sasha Roiz - Interrogator Lubitchich

Taglines: How far would you go to make him talk?



Details

Official Website: Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 26 May 2010

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
An alternate ending involving the "fourth" bomb was shot after preview audiences indicated they were confused over an unresolved plot point. The ending wasn't used but was included on the DVD and Blu-ray as an alternate ending.

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the old school, the shoes of Helen change from pumps with pointy heels to pumps with thicker heels several times.

Quotes:
H: Ahh... military intelligence. The great oxymoron.



User Review

Don't miss the point of this film like so many appear to ....

Rating: 9/10

I didn't have much of a clue about what this film was about when i watched it - other than is starred the iconic Samuel L Jackson and Carrie Ann Moss - and it was a 'Hollywood' film.

Only this Isn't a 'Hollywood' film. Unlike the usual formulaic production line fare that Hollywood usually cranks out - THIS film stands apart. It doesn't follow the same formula which so many do to get bums on seats. There isn't even a romantic sub-plot. (Which i found VERY refreshing!) Simply put this film attempts to explore moral boundaries ... Our own just as much as those of our on-screen protagonists. Unlike many people that watch this film I didn't come away feeling id been exposed to some 'liberal' or 'NWO' propaganda. Those reviewers seem to be suffering from a 21st century dose of 'reds under the beds' ...

The setting of the film could be ANYWHERE - the fact that its in America with a Muslim 'villain' is merely a reflection of its intended audience and social environment. The point of the film is: Is torture justifiable? How do you balance the morality of torture against its real world 'benefits'... ? The premise is: A man has planted nuclear bombs in 3 American cities. He is in custody and the US security services need to extract the locations of the bombs within 72 hours. So they begin to torture the man.

So how far do you go? Can you trust the information revealed? Who is 'good' and who is 'evil'? I don't want to spoil the film so will say there are many more variables which are featured ...

Some people have complained about the 'gore'. Personally i didn't find it 'gorey'. Especially with the likes of the SAW films out there! There are some sequences which involve 'blood' etc but these are well executed, brief and far from gratuitous. Much of the torture off camera as its the moral implications which are there to make you feel uncomfortable - not the visual ones.

This isn't a traditionally 'enjoyable' or 'entertaining' film. However i was captivated from the opening scene and was intrigued throughout. Its well acted, well scripted and well considered.

Its a shame that many people will not take away what they could and should from this film - but that is a reflection of then - not a reflection of Unthinkable!

9/10









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