Unsane

2018-05-04 07:43
 

What it's about:

A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear—but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?

What the critics thought:

Above all, he revels, with palpable joy, in his repertory of distorted, disturbing, lurid yet lucid images, making a furious movie that signifies nothing but the irrepressible vitality of the cinema itself. Soderbergh's experiment is a success. - Richard Brody, New Yorker

A serious movie about mental disorder and the insurance business would be ten times clammier and more disturbing than "Unsane." - Anthony Lane, New Yorker

It gets under your skin, thanks to its spidery cinematography and Foy's performance, with its alternating gusts of fury and fragility, its freakouts and breakdowns. - Tom Shone, Sunday Times (UK)

Unsane may not be as vibrant or formally impressive as Logan Lucky, but it's all the more invigorated by the passions that put this filmmaker on our radar in the first place. - Michael Arbeiter, Nerdist

Foy owns this intimate, claustrophobic film, which at its heart is about the universal fear (especially for women, doubly so for ones seeking protection from manipulative men) of telling your story and not being believed. - Sara Stewart, New York Post

Soderbergh is one of the most dexterous directors working in the American mainstream, and he has a sly talent for lacing even a seemingly disposable genre offering with smart, incisive ideas. - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times


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