Russell Crowe- Tom
Caren Pistorius- Rachel
Gabriel Bateman- Kyle
Russell Crowe is having a bad day in the new suspense film “Unhinged”.
Russell Crowe is Tom, a divorced man suffering from extreme headaches that is not living his best life at the moment. Unhinged opens with Tom tossing his wedding ring away and breaking into a house murdering the couple inside (presumably his ex-wife and her lover) and setting the house ablaze. The house explodes as Tom Drives away.
Rachel (Pistorius) is a single mom going through a divorce, like Tom not having any good days. Rachel over sleeps on the day of a meeting with an important client and is running late to get her son Kyle to school. Rachel hits traffic and cuts off numerous cars to exit the highway to navigate side streets to get Kyle to school. She is stopped behind a gray pickup truck that is just sitting at a green light. Rachel lays on the horn and speeds around the truck. Tom is driving the truck!!!
Tom pulls up to Rachel and he apologizes for zoning out at the light and asks for an apology from Rachel only to be told no. The road rage now begins with Tom going to show Rachel what a bad day really is. Tom begins a strategic attack in a cat and mouse game with Rachel to eliminate everyone in her life and ruin her life.
Unhinged is an over the top film about road rage with gratuitous violence and car destruction. Crowe is a tubby psycho with a huge mean streak. The best performer in the film is Gabriel Bateman as Kyle who tries to help his mom get it together and reign her in during the verbal altercation with Tom. Unhinged is lacking one important item, common sense! If someone is road raging with you call or better yet GO TO THE POLICE!!!!
I’m Karl the Flick Fanatic, telling you if this is the film you want to venture back into theaters during the pandemic, you may want to find another film and wait for this one to stream or DVD.
Remember the next time you want to lay on the horn, you don’t know who is driving that other car and if they are having a bad day!
Flickanalysis: 2/5 stars