Parents' Guide to

Disquiet

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Blood, language in abysmal "trapped in hospital" thriller.

Movie R 2023 84 minutes
Disquiet Movie Poster: Jonathan Rhys Meyers looks at the camera with a shocked expression; he's wearing a bloody bandage on his head

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age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Horrible movie negative Stars

The movie made no sense. I wasted 1h23m. The ending was horrible. I was so upset
age 17+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

An intriguing premise for a thriller is wasted with thin characters, awful dialogue, overly aggressive line readings, and a general sense of confusion as to what this was all supposed to be about. Written and directed by Michael Winnick, Disquiet is filled with clunky, awkward bricks of dialogue that characters hurl at one another with intense force. Characters don't listen to each other, nor do they talk. They just shout. With writing like this, it's no wonder that we have no real idea who Sam or any of the other characters are, nor do we have any idea what's going on. A character called Monica (Elyse Levesque) is in the hospital for plastic surgery, and the movie seems to ridicule her, just as it takes seriously a situation in which a White cop (Lochlyn Munro) shoots an innocent Black man (Trezzo Mahoro). But nothing is quite as confusing as Disquiet's ending, which seems to be going for poignancy but is more likely to leave viewers frustrated and possibly shouting themselves, angrily, at the screen.

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