Unsane Reviews

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June 5, 2019
Soderbergh is a smart enough filmmaker to avoid letting his film tip over into full-blown, Eli Roth-level bad taste, but Unsane veers close to falling off that cliff, resorting to a ruthlessness that feels unearned in its final stretch.
April 16, 2019
Unsane is an interesting case study. Unfortunately, the results are probably more satisfying for the people who made the movie than for the audience.
December 28, 2018
It is suspenseful and scary, if not as mind-bending as it wants to be.
November 6, 2018
Even Claire Foy's strong performance couldn't save this film. That's really due to the poor storyline.
August 28, 2018
But [Soderbergh] never fully leans into the silliness. Either [he] chickened out or fell prey to his own delusion that this script was somehow bolder than it is.
August 20, 2018
Where the film falls apart is its lack of commitment to being a horror film. Sure, it gets there eventually. But whenever it teases at some actual terror and dread, the illusion is dropped quickly and any tension built is undercut.
July 4, 2018
Unrelenting realism ends up tarnishing the film's moral righteousness by making its important but predictable provocations seem unnecessarily and unrewardingly direct.
May 3, 2018
Unsane is not much more than potentially dangerous boilerplate designed to make people fear the mental health profession.
April 25, 2018
For a movie touted as a psychological thriller, Unsane is hardly scary or thrilling.
April 13, 2018
Once it becomes a more standard thriller, its sickening jolts have a queasily programmatic aftertaste.
April 7, 2018
Experimental and absurdly contrived, it evokes a creepy kind of claustrophobic suspense.
March 30, 2018
Unsane is unsettling whenever it stays grounded.
March 30, 2018
So instead of a scintillating psychological study, Unsane becomes a tawdry, all-too-predictable woman-in-peril story.
March 30, 2018
Hung up on a cinematography gimmick that never comes within a mile of justifying itself, and too ramshackle as a script to work in spite of that gimmick.
March 28, 2018
Visually, the results aren't pretty, but they're interesting. On the level of narrative and tone, the movie is a mess.
March 28, 2018
The best one can say about Soderbergh's failed experiment is it's probably the most attractive film ever shot with a phone.
March 26, 2018
A serious movie about mental disorder and the insurance business would be ten times clammier and more disturbing than "Unsane."
March 25, 2018
Just because some of the characters struggle with basic logic, it doesn't mean the film should.
March 23, 2018
And when I mean dumb, I mean' A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors'-level dumb.
March 23, 2018
Unsane concocts too much that distracts from legitimate fears.
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