The Stream: The storyline and course of action in the movie make no sense.
The Big Screen: Russell Crowe going crazy!
The Final Bill: A guilty pleasure to route for the bad guy and yell out the victim.– S2S: Movie Review
Director: Derrick Borte
Writers: Carl Ellsworth
Stars: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman | See full cast & crew »
Genre: Action, Thriller
Rating: R (Violence, Blood, Language)
Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes
Platform: Released in theaters Aug. 21, 2020, available on streaming sites for rent or on Redbox
Happy Mother’s Day! And we’re back at it. Thanks be to Redbox, we were able to watch a movie that came out in the theaters, Unhinged. This movie stars Russell Crowe, Academy Award winner, with the ultimate case of road rage ever. Rachel, played by Caren Pistorius, is struggling to in life and this particular day and cross paths with Russell. Soon after, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves in danger from this devilish stranger. Crazy ensues and we watch it. Let’s get to what we thought.
This will be quick. Don’t you worry. The movie starts off with a bang but the plot takes a long time to get going. Talk about a snoozer for a plot and boy do they ruin the ending from the beginning. Can’t get more obvious but my guy Russell Crowe, who got big big for this role, turned up! I don’t typically like type casting people but I definitely could enjoy some more crazy roles from Russ. I mean for thrillers go, certain parts are boring but when my guy Russ is on screen brodie does his this. Intense is the only way describe him in this movie. Now, his counterpart can only be described in one way… and that’s “so dumb”. Her son has more sense than her. I couldn’t help but sitting in dismay at the decisions she made. Either way, her bad decisions just made Russ’ craziness that much better. Strangely, I appreciate the dumbness now. Mindless movie with a lot of anger and crazy to go around.
Nevertheless, there is very little that needs to be said about this movie. There is only one phrase that fits this movie though: guilty pleasure. Are you supposed to root for the bad guy in these types of movies? I don’t know but I also don’t care after Russell’s performance in Unhinged. The storyline of this movie is so bad but the craziness is so on point. This is a big bowl of popcorn, whether a matinee or a cheap Redbox rental, like I did.