The Unthinkable

critic Reviews

, 81% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    Some genre fans may be impatient with this approach at first, but by the end, it really works. This isn't just a story about a world-ending threat. It's a story about a handful of people who don't want to die before settling unfinished business.
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    Peter SobczynskiRogerEbert.com
    It's impressively staged, especially considering the low budget, and contains a number of action beats that put the film's high-priced Hollywood competition to shame.
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    Dennis HarveyVariety
    Despite some strikingly accomplished elements, the awkward whole never quite gels...
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    Jordan MintzerHollywood Reporter
    An impressively made low-budget disaster epic.
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    Anton BitelSight & Sound
    With superb cinematography & convincing (if understandably confused) characters, it is an often surreal, eventually epic & ultimately moving film that confronts peaceable Swedes with a callous, state-threatening scenario that seems all too plausible.
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    Mike McGranaghanAisle Seat
    Keeping the focus on human emotions, rather than rolling out endless scenes of destruction, sets the film apart.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    The first feature film from the Swedish creative collective known as "Crazy Pictures," The Unthinkable is an inventive and intimate disaster story.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Edward DouglasThe Weekend Warrior
    It's still quite annoying how long it takes to figure out what's going on -- for most people, that may already be far too frustrating to get through it.
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    Harvey S. KartenShockya.com
    Scenes of physical action are a welcome change from the tediousness.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    It's the depictions of social breakdown, Swedish tempers exploding, soldiers questioning their priorities in an absence of orders and the action...punching through one Big Effect, crash or firefight right into the next.
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