Unthinkable is not a great movie, but you have to give it some credit for tackling tough questions in a suspenseful way without using a moral club or preaching at us. Fans of Jack Bauer in 24 will recognize the dilemmas here, and anyone who has an interest in the U.S. military's treatment of "enemy combatants" will be on familiar ground.
This is a smart thriller, with some unexpected twists, and an ending that does not spoon feed the "right or wrong" answer to the viewer. Production-wise, its quality was like a TV show, not as good as 24, in my opinion. But the story and message was more nuanced than Jack Bauer's exploits.
Bottom line, 2 1/2 stars.