Today’s Prayer Focus

Unhinged

also known as “Enragé,” “Il giorno sbagliato,” “Nieobliczalny,” “Rattiraivo,” “Unhinged: Ausser Kontrolle,” “Έκρηξη Θυμού,” “Неистовый,” “Ненормален,” “超危險駕駛”
MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for strong violent content, and language throughout.
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Very Offensive (not recommended)
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Psychological-Thriller
Length:
1 hr. 33 min.
Year of Release:
2020
USA Release:
August 21, 2020 (wide release—2000 theater locations in North America)
DVD: November 17, 2020
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Relevant Issues
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Lack of patience toward others

Importance of empathy

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Road rage incidents on our streets and highways

About ANGER in the Bible

How violence relates to stress levels

Stalkers

Obsession

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FEAR, Anxiety and Worry—What does the Bible say? Answer

About the fall of mankind to worldwide depravity

What is SIN AND WICKEDNESS? Is it just “bad people” that are sinners, or are YOU a sinner? Answer

Are you good enough to get to Heaven? Answer

How good is good enough? Answer

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FILM VIOLENCE—How does viewing violence in movies affect families? Answer

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Featuring: Russell CroweThe Man
Jimmi SimpsonAndy
Gabriel BatemanKyle
Caren PistoriusRachel
Anne Leighton … Deborah Haskell
Austin P. McKenzie … Fred
Michael Papajohn … Cop
Lucy Faust … Rosie
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Director: Derrick Borte
Producer: Burek Films [Great Britain]
Ingenious [Great Britain]
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “After a confrontation with an unstable man at an intersection, a woman becomes the target of his rage.

Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars in UNHINGED, a psychological thriller that takes something we've all experienced—road rage—to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion.

Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late getting to work when she crosses paths with a stranger (Crowe) at a traffic light. Soon, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves the target of a man who feels invisible and is looking to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons. What follows is a dangerous game of cat and mouse that proves you never know who you’re driving next to.”

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  • Violence: Very Heavy to Extreme
  • Vulgar/Crude language: Very Heavy— • f-words (about 3 dozen) • s-words (more than a dozen)
  • Profane language: Very Heavy— • G*d d*mn (5) • Oh my G*d (10) • Oh G*d • Hell (2)
  • Sex: • Kissing • Vulgar sexual comments

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Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Positive
Positive—“Unhinged” is a movie full of thrills and suspense. It highlights the reality of road rage and how quickly impatience and anger can turn deadly. Proverbs 15:1 comes to mind “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

While watching “Unhinged,” I was never bored, it is a thriller that lives up to its name. Russell Crowe is brilliant in his role as the bad guy, and the main female lead—Caren Pistorius is believable in her role.

“Unhinged” has lots of action and is fast-paced—literally and figuratively.

Warning: There is some foul language featured in this movie. We see the bad guy want to get some type of revenge because he didn’t get an apology and also finds a similar situation with his target that he can relate to in his own life which enforces his pursuit of terror.

I recommend this film for anyone who loves thrillers. “Unhinged” is an uncomplicated movie that gets straight to the point. Even though this is not a Christian movie, I will still state the fact that society would be better off if everyone knew Christ Jesus and practised the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). Impatience and anger are 2 things that the Word of God says to put away (Ephesians 4:31).

A question that society needs to ask itself is why are people impatient and angry? We as believers know the answer and the solution, but do they?
Nadine Salakov, adult (Great Britain)
Secular Movie Critics
…The thin premise is just an excuse for an ultra-violent film. Worse, with the final scene, the suggestion is made that all the mayhem was the woman’s fault. …
Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
…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. …
Tim Robey, The Telegraph [UK]
…It’s the best showcase Russell Crowe‘s had in forever. Sure, it’s a B-picture, a straight-up rage-on-the-road genre movie in the “Duel,” “Changing Lanes” or “Falling Down” mold. …
Roger Moore, Movie Nation
…All in all, it's a bleak lesson in civility: don’t honk your horn, because you just never know who you’re honking at. …
Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle
…bloody and hilarious… “That’s where we are in this world today,” the rage-filled driver lectures when she pulls over. “We seem to have developed a fundamental inability to apologize to anyone for anything.” Then the crazed lunatic stalks her, steals her phone, tracks down her loved ones and executes them. Impalings, incinerations: It’s a buffet of brutality. … [3/4]
Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post
…agreeably popcorn-y… Not quite a gas, but without crashing and burning entirely, Unhinged gets where it needs to go and fast. …
Blake Goble, Consequence of Sound
…director Derrick Borte ensures the pacing never lags, but narrative ingenuity is in short supply here… An enjoyably deranged Russell Crowe gives this surprise-free road-rage thriller a lift… [3/5]
Phil De Semlyen, Time Out
…“Unhinged” is a nasty piece of work, jarringly rough but also, in fits and starts, bracing entertainment.…
Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
…It’s a simple, sick, ridiculous story told with relentless tension and forward thrust. …
Bob Strauss, San Francisco Chronicle
…Leading the way is a super-ticked-off Russell Crowe as a seething lump credited only as Man. When we meet him, he’s yanking off his wedding ring, grabbing an ax and obliterating his ex-wife and her new partner before incinerating their home. …While Derrick Borte’s filmmaking is bluntly efficient — and the vehicular stunt work impressive — the character is a windup toy, a dumb and dirty symbol of male grievance. …
Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York times
…pointless thriller… 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. …
Kaleem Aftab, Indiewire

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