In the first big reboot after the Corona crisis, a fat Russel Crowe opens the hunt for a helpless driver who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. If UNHINGED – OUT OF CONTROL We reveal that in our review it does justice to its exciting premise.
Rachel learns of her persecutor’s brutal actions over the phone.
The character drawing also suffers from the hysteria conjured up by a passionately insane Russell Crowe, which reaches absolutely outrageous levels in the finale with regard to the foreshadowing (keyword: Fortnite). While Rachel in particular (“Slow West” star Caren Pistorius plays the role of the hunted and self-sacrificing mother credibly and solidly) behaves as cleverly as possible at the beginning of “Unhinged”, constantly communicating with the police and, whenever possible, getting help from them To outsiders, poorly constructed dialogues make them look less and less smart over time. In general, the makers don’t seem to have too much faith in you. There are plenty of exposition dialogues here; and even in moments when the pictures explain everything anyway.
“Suddenly it is no longer the stranger’s presence that keeps appearing right behind her car that frightens Rachel and therefore the audience, but rather his violent acts, filmed in bloody shots, as he gradually decimates Rachel’s environment.”
Why she utters a frightened “He has my cell phone!” twice when the stranger waves her smartphone at her through his car window, the repeated display of a parenting guide for children of divorce, so that everyone understands that, also remains a mystery the protagonist is currently in a separation. And at the latest when you recognize who owns which car based on the license plates, so that you don’t lose track of things during the chase, the film, which isn’t exactly outstanding in terms of craftsmanship, finally loses its appeal.
Conclusion: “Unhinged” begins as an effective new version of “Duel”, but gradually develops into a generic action thriller in which Russell Crowe is primarily convincing as a crazy maniac.
“Unhinged – Out of Control” can be seen in USA cinemas from July 16th.