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Unhinged (2020)

Director:
Derrick Borte

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Thriller

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Unhinged

RUNNING TIME
93 minutes

Producers:
Liza Ellzey
Andrew Gunn
Mark Gill

Screenwriters:
Carl Ellsworth


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING

The Man

Russell Crowe

Rachel Flynn, Kyle's mother

Caren Pistorius
Kyle Flynn, Rachel's son Gabriel Bateman

Andy, divorce lawyer

Jimmi Simpson

Fred, Rachel's brother

Austin P. McKenzie

 

Review

For two thirds of Unhinged, director Derrick Borte is making a great film. A psychological thriller with an expert combo of breathtaking realism and bleak social commentary. A Falling Down for the 2020s, with a perspective and a background story that make the extreme premise palpable, even for a shielded European. Then a landslide of Hollywood conventions, genre cliches and B-movie aesthetics set in and make the final 20 minutes or so almost unwatchable. You build something up, then you destroy it, seemingly on purpose. Young Gabriel Bateman finds the right energy and is a pleasure to watch as the son.

Copyright 09.03.2022 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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