UNHINGED - Review
Release Date: August 21, 2020
Director: Derrick Borte
Stars: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman
Plot: After a seemingly insignificant event, an already angry man loses control and goes after a woman with everything he’s got
Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee
Opening wide in theaters.
This may be the perfect movie to celebrate the return to theaters after we've all been stuck in our houses for months. At this point, most us us can understand why someone could completely lose their mind over some small thing, even if we don't agree with their actions.
This is also a good "return to the theater" film, because it doesn't bother with any of the fringe stuff. It gets right to the point and hammers it home. It's only 81 minutes long, and about 65 of those minutes are action-packed.
The first five minutes are so intense you'll barely breathe. Unfortunately, the next 17 minutes are devoted to trying to get you to feel sympathetic for the eventual victims. In fact, the incident that kicks off a series of unfortunate events doesn't happen until 23 minutes into a movie that is only 81 minutes long!
The good news is that once we get to that point, it is 58 minutes of crazy until the end credits roll.
Now, don't take my excitement for all of the crazy as saying this is a good movie. It's not. It's fine for what it is, but there isn't anything deep or emotional about this story. It does a great job of staying in it's lane and not taking itself too seriously, but this isn't anywhere near cinematic excellence.
I must say though that this movie has one of the greatest "now is the time where I say something witty as I kill you" lines of all time. I laughed out loud for a good 10 seconds after hearing it.
If you are sick and tired of being cooped up in your house and want to blow off some steam, this is a perfect film for that. If you need important things like plot, and motive, and character development, then you'll want to see something else.