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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 <>

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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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In the old school, the shoes of Helen change from pumps with pointy heels to pumps with thicker heels several times. 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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An intriguing, gripping topical thriller
22 October 2010 | by (Novelist of The Final Version) – See all my reviews

Time is ticking as three bombs are hidden in American cities, and a terrorist Steven Younger (Michael Sheen) is tortured for the information of their locations, however, is he telling the whole truth.

Genuine nail-biting performances from Sheen and Matrix's actress Carrie-Anne Moss as 'Brody'. Despite Sheens's less than convincing accent (which doesn't impair his great performance) you have to give him credit for this brave choice of acting job given the subject matter of terrorism. He is the modern alternative of Hannibal Lecter, reminiscent but more dangerous and excelling the normality of Gerard Butler's terrorist character Clyde Shelton in the recent Law Abiding Citizen (2009). Samuel L. Jackson is the perfect calmed, cold torturer Henry Herald 'H' Humphries. There is depth his character, ruthless yet a family man, emotionless, yet sensitive and the viewers moral standpoint can only decide if he is right or wrong.

Principles, religious beliefs, good and evil are questioned and touched upon in Peter Woodward's screen-play. It's also packed with Government, FBI, CIA and political conspiracies. With a great score that builds the tension, Unthinkable is intriguing and gripping as it unfolds at a pulse pounding pace with an ending to die for.

It's a topical thriller wonderfully directed by Gregor Jordan and certainly worth every second of your viewing time.

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