The Unforgivable

critic Reviews

, 35% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • The Unforgivable proves Sandra Bullock is more than capable of playing against type, but her performance is wasted on a contrived and unrelentingly grim story.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    The result is a layering of preposterousness that eventually collapses into idiocy, with a closing twist (also imported from the series) that's as poorly handled as it is implausible.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    It's never outright bad - not unforgivably so - but comes off muted, diffuse and generally half-baked.
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    Linda MarricThe Jewish Chronicle
    A robustly acted but sadly weak offering from a director who is demonstrably capable of far greater things.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Ultimately a disappointing and frustrating viewing experience due mostly to script and editing problems.
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    Elizabeth WeitzmanTheWrap
    All of this fine work does bring us back to the fact that there's too much here, and too little time in which to explore it all.
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    Odie HendersonRogerEbert.com
    At under two hours, this movie is an unwatchable, punishing hot mess that doesn't earn its last scene of catharsis.
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    Sandie Angulo ChenCommon Sense Media
    Despite the gifted acting ensemble and promising initial premise, this post-prison drama's execution, plot line, and character development are disappointing.
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    Andrew MurrayThe Upcoming
    The Unforgivable's greatest asset is its magnificent cast...It's disappointing and frustrating, then, that the film's frantic sprint to the finish and a woefully misguided plot twist spoil an otherwise exceptional piece.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    I believe in the cause the film advocates, I just don't believe in the film.
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    Stephen SilverSplice Today
    Has some interesting ideas, but ultimately it's just another mediocre thriller.
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