Featuring the Oscar-winning Gladiator icon as Tom Hunter (aka 'The Man'), this one centres around a single mother being stalked by her ex's long lost brother – a "mentally unstable" loner who suffers from a murderous type of road rage.
Thanks to Unhinged's first wave of reviews, we now know that it's Crowe as you've never seen him before.
Here's what The Hollywood Reporter had to say: "Without Crowe's brooding performance, Unhinged would just be another forgettable, formulaic, functional B-movie. With the burly Kiwi on board, it is transformed into a forgettable, formulaic, functional B-movie starring Russell Crowe.
"For lockdown-addled film fans who have waited months to see an exciting big screen spectacle again, the message is clear: wait a little longer."
Meanwhile, Variety wrote: "If you begin your film about a maniac with the psycho-meter dialled up to 11, there's nowhere to go but sideways. And while you can still do a lot of spectacular damage going sideways - as Unhinged goes on to demonstrate in a series of niftily choreographed, lane-weaving car chases - any dramatic rewards are scant.
"Unhinged is the anti-Joker, for better or worse, and it's not about to let earnest considerations of mental health get in the way of its multi-car pileups. And what pileups: Editor Michael McCusker, fresh off his Oscar win for Ford v. Ferrari, evidently brings some of that whiplash-inducing zip-and-snap to this far cheaper automotive exercise."
HeyUGuys was categorically unimpressed, noting: "While many may welcome watching Russell Crowe misplace his marbles and embark on a people pummelling spree across Louisiana, one would hope such a concept is crafted with at least a dash of decorum.
"Sadly, Unhinged is a painfully inept and wonky display of unjustifiably wanton ultra-violence, clunky gaucheness with an awkwardly unfocused message about inner city mental health, buried beneath the bunkum."
In the Empire Magazine review, Unhinged continued to polarise: "Filmed with a glum, grey filter of foreboding, Unhinged is not exactly rewriting the thriller genre with its familiar victimised heroine and determined psycho in pursuit. But it is genuinely compelling - especially when the film reveals the cause of Crowe's irrational hatred for perceived rudeness.
Awarding the film three stars, The Independent praised the directorial work on display: "Derrick Borte's film is tense, slick, and finds just enough mildly ludicrous causes of death to earn its high-concept thriller credentials.
"But it's impossible to watch a man pursue a strange woman, having brutally killed an ex-partner, and ignore the gendered nature of the threat on display here."
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