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Unsane (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Unsane unleashes Steven Soderbergh's inner B-movie maestro, wading into timeless psychological thriller territory and giving it a high-tech filmmaking spin.

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A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear--but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?

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Cast

Claire Foy
as Sawyer Valentini
Joshua Leonard
as David Strine
Aimee Mullins
as Ashley Brighterhouse
Amy Irving
as Angela Valentini
Jay Pharoah
as Nate Hoffman
Mike Mihm
as Steve
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Critic Reviews for Unsane

All Critics (183) | Top Critics (37)

The formal playfulness may occasionally undermine Unsane's narrative tension, but it keeps the movie engaging on a visual level.

March 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Above all, he revels, with palpable joy, in his repertory of distorted, disturbing, lurid yet lucid images, making a furious movie that signifies nothing but the irrepressible vitality of the cinema itself. Soderbergh's experiment is a success.

March 28, 2018 | Full Review…

A serious movie about mental disorder and the insurance business would be ten times clammier and more disturbing than "Unsane."

March 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Knowing that some of cinema's greatest performances are in B-movies, Soderbergh turns Unsane into a vehicle for Foy's ferocious presence.

March 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In 2018, the questions women are asking of art like this are: What exactly are we being asked to consume, and why do we need to sit through it? The answer is, we don't.

March 23, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Foy is excellent in a demanding role, and she brings viewers with her on a complex, emotionally knotty journey.

March 23, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Unsane

Although its "shot with an iPhone" premise may seem gimmicky, Soderbergh is capable of capturing intense moments, helped by Foy's mesmerising and unsettling characterization. A gripping thriller that proves, rather than budget or technicalities, storytelling is the decisive tool in filmmaking.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

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Jimmy Kimmel would hate this, but I kind of loved it.

Philip Price
Philip Price

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½

Soderbergh is a filmmaker who is always interested in exploring new possibilities and technologies, and here he uses an iPhone 7 Plus camera to make a barely decent genre exercise that has too many clichés but at least manages to be fun when relying on Claire Foy being a tough bitch.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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