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Unthinkable (2014)

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An edge-of-the-seat thriller set against an urgent contemporary backdrop, "Unthinkable" begins as a Muslim extremist places three separate nuclear bombs in mystery locations around America. With our country's entire counter-terrorism force rushing to action, the culprit is soon apprehended, but the whereabouts of his bombs remain unknown. Heading up the investigation-or so she thinks-is FBI agent Helen Brody, an expert in her field, who has only two days to find the bombs but who, unfortunately,

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Peter Woodward

Jun 15, 2010

Senator Entertainment

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...an entertaining and thought-provoking drama...

July 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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... a clumsy polemic that bounces between the boundaries of stage-play debate and torture porn spectacle as everyone argues over ethics...

June 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Seanax.com | Comments (3)
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An intense, hard-boiled and mind-blowing edge of your seat thriller. A powerful and astonishing film. It's a timely, stunning and relentlessly exciting film that should not be missed. A film that's as real and gut-wrenching as it is shockingly entertaining. It's solidly well-crafted and superbly performed. A ticking clock cat and mouse ride that's razor-sharp and utterly suspenseful from start to finish. An excellent film. This is one explosive and heart-pounding ride that commands your attention and has a vicious and cold message. Samuel L. Jackson gives one of the most mesmerizing and unforgettable performances of his career, its right up there with Black Snake Moan and Pulp Fiction. Jackson is a pure knockout, you will not want to take your eyes off him. Carrie-Ann Moss is outstanding, she brings as much strength to to her character as she does emotional vulnerability. Michael Sheen is brilliant, he acts with fire and riveting energy that truly explodes in this film.
December 5, 2012
allan913

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Unthinkable tackles a very big subject matter, it could never do it total justice but I think for a 1 hour and 40 minute film it makes a pretty good impact. Samuel L. Jackson is fantastic in the lead role and the supporting cast are a great example of well known actors who should be on the a-list and aren't but not because of their acting talents. It kept me guessing throughout and leaves the conclusion in a well handled manner - it raises the question that really has no absolute answer. People who don't get the question will probably be disappointed. This is bold cinema and its makers should be congratulated accordingly.
October 9, 2012
SirPant

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Where do we draw the line for what's justified to do, when extracting information from a suspected terrorist? Brilliantly exploring this very complex question, this highly intense drama faces us against ourselves, as we are obliged to consider our true position on the fundaments of human rights. It may be easy to say that pain-inflicting interrogation forms are wrong in their very essence, but what if that person holds information that could save a million lives or more? Or what if he was one of the perpetrators behind a terrorist act that killed someone you knew? Would you still say no to the implementation of torture? No matter your answer to that, you can be sure that this movie will have you fully involved. Michael Sheen, who keeps growing on me as an actor with every movie I see him in, delivers a raw, enthralling and emotionally powerful performance, as a sly and unyielding muslim terrorist. It's a very up-close sort of film, that for the most part takes place in the interrogation room. But it's precisely that level of focus that makes us fully invested into the characters. Samuel L. Jackson is exceptional in one of the leads, and provides an intimidating anti-thesis to the solicitous FBI agent played by Carrie-Anne Moss. Not easily digested stuff, but if you can manage its discomforts, this is well worth taking the time to see. A riveting morality tale, of great contemporary and intellectual worth.
September 15, 2011
CloudStrife84
Mike S

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A pretty good Black Ops CIA film. An American Terrorist who has converted to Islam has 3 Nuclear Bombs planted in 3 cities across America. Samuel Jackson is brought in to question the terrorist using some no so light hearted tactics. Working with a female from the FBI who is supposed to be the person in charge but her weak heart ways make the clash between her and Jackson an outstanding film. About the best film I have seen him in for years. 4 1/2 stars
May 8, 2011
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    1. "H": Every man, no matter how strong he is, lies to himself about something. I will find your lie. I will break you.
    – Submitted by Elird X (2 years ago)
    1. "H": You hear that Yusef? You're in the clear, you're a free man. You don't even have to tell them about the 4th bomb.
    – Submitted by Ron D (3 years ago)
    1. "H": Ahh... military intelligence. The great oxymoron.
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
    1. "H": There is no H. and Younger... there's only victory and defeat. The winner gets to take the moral high-ground, because they get to write the history books. The loser... just loses. The only miscalculation in your plan... was me.
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
    1. Yusuf/Younger: ok.ok. i think i can make it, now.
    – Submitted by pat p (3 years ago)
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