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Unsane (2018)



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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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 (208) | Top Critics (36)

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

Average. Thought it would be better.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer


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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