Unsane Reviews

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March 4, 2019
Hopefully in the right hands, this is obviously an example of how technology can be used to make something bold and imaginative.
April 27, 2018
It's a clever film. And for all Soderbergh's reservations about Hollywood, it's also confirmation of his mastery of its assorted genres, although he does suffer from an urge to see if he can juggle them all at the same time.
March 29, 2018
The formal playfulness may occasionally undermine Unsane's narrative tension, but it keeps the movie engaging on a visual level.
March 28, 2018
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 26, 2018
A serious movie about mental disorder and the insurance business would be ten times clammier and more disturbing than "Unsane."
March 23, 2018
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
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
Foy is excellent in a demanding role, and she brings viewers with her on a complex, emotionally knotty journey.
March 23, 2018
Although the ending is generic and needlessly protracted, the production as a whole is suspenseful - full of diabolical little twists as it ventures deep into an uncomfortable territory using the trail blazed by Misery.
March 23, 2018
Through it all, Claire Foy kills. In more ways than one.
March 23, 2018
Soderbergh phones it in.
March 23, 2018
Foy owns this intimate, claustrophobic film, which at its heart is about the universal fear (especially for women, doubly so for ones seeking protection from manipulative men) of telling your story and not being believed.
March 23, 2018
Visually, it's not as ravishing as Tangerine; Soderbergh prefers enervating interiors, oblique angles and drab colours to accentuate the hellish predicament of Foy's character, Sawyer Valentini.
Top Critic
March 22, 2018
By churning out a secret, no-stakes genre thriller with dirt-cheap equipment and malnourished production design, the director is living a reverse Ocean's Eleven: He thought he was out of the game, until the world's tiniest score showed up at his door.
March 22, 2018
Soderbergh is one of the most dexterous directors working in the American mainstream, and he has a sly talent for lacing even a seemingly disposable genre offering with smart, incisive ideas.
March 22, 2018
A succession of misadventures and misunderstandings, without which there would be no plot, land Sawyer in a psychiatric hospital, which is just as clearly the worst possible place for someone who keeps insisting on her sanity.
March 22, 2018
Unsane starts out as a psychological thriller and then moves into the B-movie physical realm with gusto.
March 22, 2018
Despite some teasing it's obvious who's who and what's what; but if the story holds next to no surprises, it does unload some brutally ugly shocks.
March 22, 2018
Soderbergh's less interested in her diagnoses - may I suggest "pogonophobia," the fear of facial hair - then her plummet down the rabbit hole from office cubicle to basement padded cell.
March 22, 2018
The story isn't going to keep you up nights the way a truly good horror movie should, but it's more than just an interesting experiment. Not a lot more, but more.
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