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Unthinkable (2010)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  26 May 2010 (Belgium)
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A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an FBI agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agent Helen Brody
Charles Thompson
Rina Humphries
Assistant Director Jack Saunders
Agent Vincent
Agent Leandro
Agent D.J. Jackson
Agent Phillips
General Paulson
Colonel Kerkmejian
Mr. Bradley
Interrogator Lubitchich


A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs while a CIA "consultant," known as H, interrogates the suspect who has allowed himself to be caught. The suspect, whose wife and children have left him and disappeared, seems to know exactly what the interrogation will entail. Even as H ratchets up the pressure, using torture over Brody's objection, the suspect doesn't crack. Should H do the unthinkable, and will Brody acquiesce? Is any Constitutional principle worth possible loss of life? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, torture and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 May 2010 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

El día del juicio final  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although the shopping mall bomb appears to have been detonated at least 1000 feet away, the people on the roof see it and feel the blast at the same time. Since light travels much faster than sound, the blast should have arrived at least a second later. See more »


[first lines]
Steven Arthur Younger: [into video camera] My name is Steven Arthur Younger. I am an American citizen.
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Follows Room 13: The Terrorist Project (2003) See more »

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Edgy, fast-paced, scary thriller
26 May 2010 | by (Lisbon) – See all my reviews

How much do we value our freedom? When faced with exceptional circumstances, how far will we go to ascertain the truth, to secure safety? To ensure national security? "Unthinkable" is a problematic movie, in that it gives no clear answers. The premise may be slightly extreme, if we consider what H (Samuel L. Jackson) gets up to, but then again, with some rationalizing we easily reach the conclusion that we simply don't know just how far America has gone in the legal torture business.

We do not intend to point the finger at America in particular. This applies to any and everyone. Faced with extenuating circumstances, what would we do? Make no mistake, ladies and gentlemen. "Unthinkable" is a very current, undebatably intense uneasy ride down a steep, winding and twisting tunnel.

In the end we are left with nothing. It is up to us to decide what is our moral charter.

Well worth your while. 8/10

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