Unhinged movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The film is very intense, extremely violent and can get quite uncomfortable. Unhinged is a crazy road rage thriller starring Russell Crowe and should also be left to older, mature teens.


After a woman gets into a confrontation with a mentally unstable and vengeful man on the road, she and her loved ones become the target of his deadly rage when she refuses to apologise.

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Movie details

Director: Derrick Borte
Cast: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman, Jimmi Simpson, Austin P. McKenzie
Writer: Carl Ellsworth
Release Date (Australia): 30 July 2020
Runtime: 90 minutes/1h 30m
Genre: Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (MA15+)

The film contains strong sustained threat and includes thematic material in which a man who suffers with mental illness abuses prescription medication and commits several murders.

Violence (MA15+)

There are several shooting and stabbing murders committed throughout the film, which are accompanied with graphic blood detail and bloody spray.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains aggressive use of “f**k” language.

Sex (M)

The word “f**k” is used in a sexual context.

mpaa rating

R (for strong violent content, and language throughout)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Unhinged is unhinged. In this nail-biting road rage thriller, Russell Crowe delivers an aggressively violent performance that’ll keep you in maximum tension for 90 minutes straight. Other than the stress set on the car wheels, absolutely every other minute is just savage brutality.

Despite some flat choices made by the film’s bland characters, Unhinged is a striking action flick suited for older, very mature teens and up searching for full-on-extreme tension. The content is so highly scary and brutal, that many people just weren’t willing to remain on the edge of the seat and they left the showtime. That simply proves that Unhinged completely lives up to its title with constant mind-blowing madness. And if you aren’t in the right mood for watching an unstable psycho raging and murdering the loved ones of the woman who he feels wronged him, simply skip Unhinged and pick something else – case closed.

Still, it’s not as if the action is really smart; the characters own the most casual personalities any writer could place in a thriller. Or it just seems like Crowe’s character is so skilfully acted that it overweighs every other performance.

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