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Dome Pondering Movie Review: The Unforgivable (2021)

What is it about?

A woman is released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime. She re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her, all while looking for her little sister. 

Who is in it?

Sandra Bullock - Ruth Slater

Vincent D'Onofrio - John Ingram

Viola Davis - Liz Ingram

Favorite Scene:

[spoiler alert]

After peacefully and amicably coming to a meeting room, the meeting of Katie's foster parents and Ruth eventually explode into emotion with both sides understanding the other side through the animosity. 

Favorite Quote:

"Guess you got this freedom thing all figured out, huh?"


Netflix will make sure you watch The Unforgivable. It is featured all over the platform's interface, and quite frankly, the film carries an interesting trailer with a star-studded cast that pretty much makes it an easy addition to your list. 

So yeah, on an off-day, I gave the film a try and wasn't disappointed. The Unforgivable is good. It's a film that carries so many deeper societal discussions regarding formerly imprisoned individuals and their re-entry into society, but also, the plot unveils itself turning the protagonist into a super protagonist. 

It's obvious, you'll find yourself rooting for Ruth Slater as the movie goes on. You also will find yourself placing yourself in the shoes of everyone she encounters, asking yourself - would I react that way? 

Sandra Bullock is great. I wish Viola Davis had a bigger role - as a character, and as a talent. Can we give Viola Davis her flowers? And of course, ever since his role as "Kingpin" in Daredevil, Vincent D'Onofrio has been a pleasure to watch. 

Netflix didn't miss with this one. Go watch The Unforgivable. 

Grade: 3/5

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