This film is by one of my favourite directors Michael Apted. I loved Gorillas in the Mist and Chasing Mavericks and he has not disappointed with Unlocked.The plot is very current with many unexpected plot twists, high action scenes and a refreshingly powerful female lead.
Ignore the haters whatsoever, believe me! It's been a while since I saw a good action thriller with a brilliant story and boy this movie fulfilled my wish! From the beginning to the end, absolute brilliance! The story was so engaging, the reality that none can be trusted. The acting was so natural that I thought it was really happening and not a movie. This movie is all about traitors, how they play mind games and hurt the innocent. The camera work, sound, action...Everything was just top notch!I don't want to reveal anymore. All I can say is ignore the haters and watch this movie at <more>
any cost as if you don't; you've missed a brilliant one!
I loved this movie. It's great to see a spy thriller with a lady lead and Noomi Rapace puts in an awesome performance. Really enjoyed seeing Orlando Bloom in a different role to what I've seen him in before too. This film felt fresh to me. Great plot and the cinematography was artistic, moody and super cool.
Excellent action, keeps the pace! (by thomderdriv)
I didn't know what to expect as i had not seen the trailer and I decided to watch the film due to excellent actress Noomi Rapace. I was surprised by the flow of action and the pace of the film. If you are looking for a good action-adventure that will keep you on edge, this is the film for you. It is one of the better films that have a smart take on the counter-terrorism movie universe. Enjoy!
Am I sexist? (by neil-swift-23453)
I gave it a nine purely due to the fact that most women fight like a girl and the girl in this film fought like a man.Great story line with a sniff of a sequel in the air that was just enough to be believable. Nice to see a few "older" actors in the mix and nice to see a topical subject covered in a non political stance.Looking forward to the sequel.
Better late than never... (by dawne-07464)
So, I just happened upon this movie on Netflix. I loved it! First of all, Noomi Rapace. Need I say more? I will, though. John Malkovich. Hello? Michael Douglas. Toni Collett. Omg! John M was hilarious during the video chat. And Noomi. I'm having a hard time understanding why she's not all over the movie screens. What does she have to do?! Whatever Happened To Monday. Was that not enough?! Ok. I'm in love with this movie and I need this to be a series. ASAP!
Edge of your seat thriller (by juliethood)
Unlocked stars Noomie Rapace, Orlando Bloom, John Malkovich, Michael Douglas and Toni Collette. Evey one of them played an interesting character with some great performances, especially Ms Rapace and Mr Malkovic.It didn't get very good reviews in the UK press and I don't know why. It starts out as your typical CIA thriller but gets all twisty and turny with intricate plot type stuff which actually makes sense and doesn't have many plot holes or really stupid antagonists and masses of action. It was nicely scripted too with some brutal looking violence that kept you on the edge <more>
I came to this movie cold, just knowing it starred Noomi Rapace who is always watchable. Playing an interrogator who has stepped away from the front line following an incident in her pasta, she is drawn back in when a young courier is seized by the intelligence services. She adopts a different approach to her colleagues and just when you think you know how the film will play out, we learn that not all is as it seems and the film moves up a level.To say more would be to ruin an interesting journey with a stellar cast on good form including Toni Collette, Michael Douglas & John Malkovich as <more>
well as a supporting turn from a recently underused Orlando Bloom. Former Bond director Michael Apted does a good job shooting London in a fresh light.Don't let the negative reviews put you off seeing this film and you will be in for a twisty-turny treat
I felt like rating it as a ten simply to fight back against the haters, but felt that it would be hypocritical to do exactly the opposite of those who so easily award 1 or 2 stars when the movie is patently far better than that.The action took a while to build up steam but was worth the wait. The role of Jack did feel a bit contrived but this is a bloody thriller after all. Strange that Blooms role as Jack should be criticized by many as unbelievable but his biggest role, the one that launched his career and made him famous, was that of an elf.The reason why I actually enjoy most movies, is <more>
because I can easily suspend belief in what is excluding documentaries, of course after all, a story made up to entertain people.The chief criteria for my enjoyment of a movie is, was I entertained by it? Good writing, good acting and good production values all help create the impression that I watched something worthwhile. If I am entertained by the movie, I am far more forgiving of it's minor flaws.My wife and I discussed the reason for so much negative criticism and considered it might well be because many of the Muslims were shown to be human, an idea obviously anathema to many viewers. I myself lived in Saudi Arabia for close to 10 years and understand that good and bad reside almost equally in most humans and that it takes an act of will to force oneself to rise above bigotry, greed and selfishness. I met many Muslims who were good people by choice in my time in Saudi and also many others I hope never to meet on this or any plane of existence they might believe in. My wife and I agree on a score of 8.