August 30, 2020

Details from IMDB:

Unhinged (2020)

| | ActionThriller | 21 August 2020 (USA)
 
6.2/10
4,117
 
After a confrontation with an unstable man at an intersection, a woman becomes the target of his rage.
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Director:

 Derrick Borte

Writer:

 Carl Ellsworth

Initial Thoughts:

The pandemic forced me to stop going to movies (for the simple fact that the movie theaters here were closed) but as life becomes the new normal, I'm happy to see new movies returning. I knew going in this wasn't going to be a great movie, but it was new short, and I like Russell Crowe, so we went.

Main Points:

I'll also be honest, I'm still using up Scene points and Cineplex gift card I got from doing a survey on Zoom. So I haven't seen Russell Crowe in a movie in a number of years and I'll admit he has changed..gotten older but we all have so that's really not important.

Crowe has been in very violent movies (Gladiator of course, where he won an Oscar) but not one where he is obviously the villain. Not only is he the villain but he is really paper-thin almost cartoonish type of one (not cartoony though to due to graphic violence). I'm not saying he isn't good, he is certainly creepy and his cold detachment when he makes quick decisions to maim, kill and humiliate people is chilling to watch. 

I think the other main issue with this film is it moves so quickly that you barely get a chance to learn about the characters or care about them much. Still, though I appreciated the constant tension and there were a couple of clever moments that I didn't see coming.

Final Thoughts:

This movie has some real graphic violence (like stabbed in the eye kind), so please don't let your kids watch this, ages 19+. There are parts that are funny but probably weren't meant to me, so that's a drawback. Overall I can only give it 6.5 out of 10. I hope Russell Crowe finds better movies to do and the fact that this is a mild success is probably due to the serious lack of competition at theaters. None the less it is a timely movie and I would give it a mild recommendation if you're like me and just want to see a movie in theaters and/or a big Russell Crowe fan.