Steven Arthur Younger is an American with a military background, but there’s more to him than meets the eye. He’s renounced his name and country and has planted three nuclear bombs somewhere in the US that will go off in only a few days if his demands are not met. The good news is that the government doesn’t have to go looking for him, as he’s already in custody. Unfortunately he hasn’t said anything yet so they bring in FBI agent Brody and a mysterious interrogator named H to do whatever is necessary to get the information about where the bombs are out of Younger.
As time is running out, both will have to see just to which lengths they are willing to go in order to save millions of lives.
Sound and Vision:
The image isn’t anything to write home about. The amount of grain is quite consistent, but the movie for the rest suffers from some minor artefacts and inconsistent black levels and skin tones. Also the “news broadcasts” are so different from the rest of the film that they completely tear you away from the movie.
The sound has clear dialogues, but little else. The surround speakers and subwoofer come into action rarely and when they do they only highlight their absence for the rest.
Unthinkable is a movie that questions how long we in the West would keep up our principles if there’s imminent danger present. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really succeed very well at bringing forth a message and quickly dazes off to a rather standard torture film (without the gore) with some nagging and icky dialogue in between.
Michael Sheen does a good job in his acting, but Jackson does his old tricks over and over again while Moss… well, let’s just say she’s not making a lasting impression. And neither do any of the other cast’s characters. Unthinkable didn’t make it in theatres and that’s for a reason. While this should be a cat and mouse psychological thriller, it’s more of a bore that tries to make the viewer question who’s good and who’s not, but fails on all fronts.
Just like the movie isn’t really all too great, neither is the image or sound quality and with the absence of any extras, we can only conclude that unless you’re a big fan of Samuel L. Jackson, you definitely should rent this one before ever thinking about buying.