Unhinged

Unhinged

Unhinged

Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe catches a deadly case of road rage in this psychological thriller, choosing to relentlessly pursue a mother who overtook him at a corner (Caren Pistorius, Slow West). From the writer of Disturbia and Red Eye

2020Rating: MA15+, Strong themes, violence and coarse language90 minsUSA
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Flicks

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Unhinged is mainly about the abhorrent spectacle of Crowe’s one-dimensional cartoon madman unleashing calculated terror on Caren Pistorius, who puts up a plucky fight as a struggling mother in his crosshairs after a minor lapse in road etiquette.

Director Derrick Borte speeds through each lurid set-piece with lean, workmanlike kineticism, and the film is at its most engagingly junky when it’s Crowe being—yes, unhinged—behind the wheel of a 4×4 ute. The Jigsaw-style maniac-with-a-masterplan stuff where he’s playing Russian roulette with Pistorius’ contact list is less persuasive.

3.0

Dont bother

I don't understand why this movie was made. It was horrific, nightmarish. It showed us what happens when one person wants to blame the world for the problems in his life. Russell Crowe was very believable, sadly. It spoke of deep violent rage inside us all, not balanced by anything. The heroine had to be equally violent to protect herself and her child....

1.0

Great movie!

I personally thought “Unhinged” was a fantastically well done movie, it really captchas what heaps of movie can’t: fear, but not in the way you expect it. I think it should’ve gotten a higher up score on both IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. From after 30 minutes, i was completely on the edge of my seat, it is a very pulse sweating heart pounding movie that really...

4.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Look, my tolerance for on-screen violence has certainly increased over many years of high exposure - John Wick I'm looking at you - but beware the sudden shocking explosions of brutality here won't be for everyone and will either add or substantially detract from the viewing experience.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Dressed heavy-set, Crowe is all grimaces and frowns in disgust at everything around him. His only emotional note is all ANGRY, resulting in a parody of his own performances. It’s Crowe on overdrive, and it’s horrible.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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The car chases should be the escapist, high-octane fun part of the movie. But fun is in short supply in a picture which is fuelled by a full tank of ill-will and fury.

Variety

Variety

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The carnage is the point here, not any of the reasoning behind it, and Borte and Crowe bring it to a suitably frothing, furious head: Some movies just want to watch the world burn, preferably on a very big screen.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

In spite of what may seem like a direct-to-VOD vibe, this is a slick, nasty thriller with a throwback quality, neither too self-serious nor too self-aware. While it’s not especially fresh, it’s still solid genre filmmaking.

3.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

“I’m always going to be inside your head,” growls Crowe. Maybe not, but this fast, brutal chase-fest is trashy fun while it lasts.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Crowe’s satisfyingly nasty turn deserves a bit more brains to go with the brawn.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

As a psychothriller, it gives itself one simple assignment – to set your heart rate pounding through the roof. And on this level, with a lurid voltage that might require health warnings, it nastily delivers.

4.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Dressed heavy-set, Crowe is all grimaces and frowns in disgust at everything around him. His only emotional note is all ANGRY, resulting in a parody of his own performances. It’s Crowe on overdrive, and it’s horrible.

Stuff

Stuff

press

This violence-soaked Duel-meets-Falling-Down by way of every 1990s stalker-slasher movie cliche you can think of, is nasty, brutish and not nearly short enough.

2.0
Flicks

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Unhinged is mainly about the abhorrent spectacle of Crowe’s one-dimensional cartoon madman unleashing calculated terror on Caren Pistorius, who puts up a plucky fight as a struggling mother in his crosshairs after a minor lapse in road etiquette.

Director Derrick Borte speeds through each lurid set-piece with lean, workmanlike kineticism, and the film is at its most engagingly junky when it’s Crowe being—yes, unhinged—behind the wheel of a 4×4 ute. The Jigsaw-style maniac-with-a-masterplan stuff where he’s playing Russian roulette with Pistorius’ contact list is less persuasive.

3.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Look, my tolerance for on-screen violence has certainly increased over many years of high exposure - John Wick I'm looking at you - but beware the sudden shocking explosions of brutality here won't be for everyone and will either add or substantially detract from the viewing experience.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Dressed heavy-set, Crowe is all grimaces and frowns in disgust at everything around him. His only emotional note is all ANGRY, resulting in a parody of his own performances. It’s Crowe on overdrive, and it’s horrible.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The car chases should be the escapist, high-octane fun part of the movie. But fun is in short supply in a picture which is fuelled by a full tank of ill-will and fury.

Variety

Variety

press

The carnage is the point here, not any of the reasoning behind it, and Borte and Crowe bring it to a suitably frothing, furious head: Some movies just want to watch the world burn, preferably on a very big screen.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

In spite of what may seem like a direct-to-VOD vibe, this is a slick, nasty thriller with a throwback quality, neither too self-serious nor too self-aware. While it’s not especially fresh, it’s still solid genre filmmaking.

3.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

“I’m always going to be inside your head,” growls Crowe. Maybe not, but this fast, brutal chase-fest is trashy fun while it lasts.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Crowe’s satisfyingly nasty turn deserves a bit more brains to go with the brawn.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

As a psychothriller, it gives itself one simple assignment – to set your heart rate pounding through the roof. And on this level, with a lurid voltage that might require health warnings, it nastily delivers.

4.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Dressed heavy-set, Crowe is all grimaces and frowns in disgust at everything around him. His only emotional note is all ANGRY, resulting in a parody of his own performances. It’s Crowe on overdrive, and it’s horrible.

Stuff

Stuff

press

This violence-soaked Duel-meets-Falling-Down by way of every 1990s stalker-slasher movie cliche you can think of, is nasty, brutish and not nearly short enough.

2.0

Dont bother

I don't understand why this movie was made. It was horrific, nightmarish. It showed us what happens when one person wants to blame the world for the problems in his life. Russell Crowe was very believable, sadly. It spoke of deep violent rage inside us all, not balanced by anything. The heroine had to be equally violent to protect herself and her child....

1.0

Great movie!

I personally thought “Unhinged” was a fantastically well done movie, it really captchas what heaps of movie can’t: fear, but not in the way you expect it. I think it should’ve gotten a higher up score on both IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. From after 30 minutes, i was completely on the edge of my seat, it is a very pulse sweating heart pounding movie that...

4.0