Unhinged

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Russell Crowe makes for a compulsively watchable villain, but Unhinged lacks enough intelligence or depth to get sufficient mileage out of its pulpy premise.

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Rachel is a single mother whose bad day gets even worse when she beeps her horn at a fellow driver during rush-hour traffic. After an exchange of words, she soon realizes that the mysterious man is following her and her young son in his truck. The initial case of road rage quickly escalates into full-blown terror as Rachel discovers the psychopath's sinister plan for revenge.

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All Critics (186) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (87) | Rotten (99)

  • It's hard to imagine anyone desperate to an "Unhinged" degree.

    August 27, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a wait-for-Redbox programmer, promoted by default into the (only) multiplex event of the summer.

    August 24, 2020 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

    A.A. Dowd

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  • Despite its bullet-point nods to toxic masculinity and some glib armchair sociology about the rage-fueled society we have become, "Unhinged" doesn't have much on its mind.

    August 22, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Follow Crowe on Twitter. Find another film to bring you back to the theater.

    August 21, 2020 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • For a movie marking a week in which theaters are reopening, Unhinged feels a lot like a movie that would be best caught on cable someday.

    August 21, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Russell Crowe is steaming with road rage - are you not entertained? Nah. For that, you'd need characters who are more than cardboard, a script that is more than an outline, and a director who is more than a traffic cop.

    August 21, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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  • 6d ago
    It's always good to see Russell Crowe channel his inner demons and deliver a brutish character and Unhinged does just that. As man at the end of his rope Crowe is certainly a formidable presence but really that's all this B-movie schlock has going for it. It begins well and the basic premise keeps you watching but it soon succumbs to every formulaic device at its disposal and quickly becomes tiresome and preposterous. As good as Crowe is, this material is very much beneath him.
    Mark W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 02, 2020
    Movie is a one time watch. Acting is fine
    John Super Reviewer
  • Aug 20, 2020
    When it comes down to it, movies with a simple premise that aims to please an audience for 90 minutes usually succeed in doing so. A screenplay would really have to be terrible in order for a movie like that to fail. Now playing in theatres, Unhinged is precisely the type of thriller that aims to grab an audience and give them a fun time at the cinema for a short period of time. This film won't be winning any awards, that's for sure, but I'd be lying if I said you won't get any enjoyment out of it. Here are my thoughts on Unhinged.  The overall premise isn't much to write home about. Following a confrontation with a man in traffic, Rachel (Caren Pistorius) and her son Kyle (Gabriel Bateman) soon find themselves to be the target of road rage. Stopping at nothing to utterly destroy their lives, emotionally and physically, this man begins to get a little too clever for his own good. A movie as short and as simple as Unhinged is, you need performances that will take the movie to another level. Russell Crowe is absolutely the reason to see this one. Over the last few years, unless you're talking about either Boy Erased or The Nice Guys, Crowe really hasn't had his time to shine. I believe he was well aware of the type of film he was making here because he's completely devoted to this character. He knew he just wanted to give audiences a good time. His performance alone is what made the film worth watching as a whole. With that said, even though the rest of the cast was quite good, their characters nearly ruined the film for me.  For anyone who watches this film and looks at it from a logical point of view, you can pick it apart for days. The film itself plays out very enjoyably, but these are some of the dumbest characters I've seen in a film in a while. Most thrillers try and work around conveniences, but Unhinged doesn't even attempt to on most occasions. From hardly ever involving the police to extras not even caring about a murder that has taken place clearly right next to them, there are a lot of glaring issues. Still, most viewers will look past these things, which I was able to do as well, but they were very much at the forefront and present throughout the entire duration. In the end, Unhinged is the perfect movie to kick back at the movies and have a fun, disposable time with. I wouldn't say it's anything worth running out to immediately see, but it's worth a rental. This is the widest release film that director Derrick Borte has helmed and I actually hope that I see more from him in the future, because he does have talent behind the camera for sure. In addition to Crowe's committed performance, I actually found myself sucked in by the sound design. The way the sound effects were places felt like it helped immerse you in the midst of the chaos ensuing. This film is littered with issues and it absolutely shows in the final product, but it's still a fun watch. I give Unhinged a mild recommendation.
    KJ P Super Reviewer

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