Unsane

Coming to Cinemas 25 April 2018

Claire Foy (Breathe) is involuntarily committed to a mental institution in this Steven Soderbergh horror shot entirely on a cellphone. Once committed, she is confronted by her greatest fear - but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?

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Directed by

Horror, Thriller

97mins

USA

Hollywood Reporter

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The hack screenplay by Jonathan Bernstein and James Greer gives the game away far too early, squandering the main thing the movie has going for it.

The Telegraph (UK)

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It's rough, to say the least, and that's not just a matter of hasty visuals: the whole thing feels provisional and half-hearted, like a scrunched-up charcoal sketch.

The Guardian (UK)

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The film has a ragbag of themes including stalking, mental illness and the private medical insurance racket; these competing ideas cancel each other out and aren't scary.

Variety (USA)

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We're in schlock corridor here and Soderbergh runs with it, cellphone in hand; under the buzzing suspense mechanics, however, a cautionary note on the perils of disbelieving women is just audible.

The Times (UK)

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Made on a budget of only $1.2 million, it is technologically startling, classically composed, with rich still frames, wide shots and close-ups, more formally precise than many big-budget studio efforts.

Screen International

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Returning to the knowing twistiness of his 2012 thriller Side Effects, Soderbergh makes Unsane work teasingly, until things edge too far into the realms of the Gothicly lurid to be remotely plausible.

The Independent (UK)

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... Steven Soderbergh's genre movie, filmed using the camera on a fruity smartphone, which after a promising beginning is too demented for its own good.