Disquiet (2023) – Review/ Summary

“Disquiet” gives “Angels of Death” vibes, as we watch a man try to escape a hospital with monsters who all want to kill him and some who may be friends or foes.


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Title Card for Disquiet

“Disquiet” gives “Angels of Death” vibes, as we watch a man try to escape a hospital with monsters who all want to kill him and some who may be friends or foes.

Director(s) Michael Winnick
Screenplay By Michael Winnick
Based On N/A
Date Released (Video On Demand) February 10, 2023
Genre(s) Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Duration 1 Hour and 23 Minutes
Content Rating Rated R
Noted Cast
Sam Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Dr. Lily Rachelle Goulding
Virgil Garry Chalk
Carter Trezzo Mahoro
Frank Lochlyn Munro
Monica Elyse Levesque
Sarah Anita Brown

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Film Summary

After a car accident, Sam ended up in a weird room, in a strange, empty hospital, with a man trying to kill him. Unfortunately, that man isn’t alone, and as Sam tries to find a way out, he encounters many, ranging from Dr. Lily, Virgil, Carter, Frank, Monica, and others. Some seem like allies, and others appear to be foes. We only know that Sam wants to get out of the hospital alive, assuming he isn’t already dead.

Things To Note

Why Is “Disquiet” Rated R

  • Dialog: Cursing throughout
  • Violence: Graphic depiction of murder, gun violence, male violence against women,
  • Sexual Content: Brief nudity
  • Miscellaneous: Unsettling imagery or open wounds

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. How did the little girl end up there? We got everyone’s backstory, it seems, but hers.

Character Descriptions

Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.

Sam

Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Sam in limbo
“Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Sam,” Disquiet, directed by Michael Winnick, 2023, (Paramount Global)

A workaholic trying to provide for his family, Sam gets into an accident due to looking at his phone and a drunk driver hitting him.

  • You May Also Know The Actor From Being: King Henry VIII in “The Tudors,” Bishop Heahmund in “Vikings,” and Noah in “Prozac Nation.”

Dr. Lily

Rachelle Goulding as Lily as a store clerk
“Rachelle Goulding as Lily,” Disquiet, directed by Michael Winnick, 2023, (Paramount Global)

Dr. Lily got stuck in the hospital after showing up to cover for another doctor.

  • You May Also Know The Actor From Being: Celeste in “Firefly Lane,” Moira in “Reginald the Vampire,” and Blair in “Lucifer.”

Virgil

Garry Chalk as Virgil talking to someone
“Garry Chalk as Virgil talking to someone,” Disquiet, directed by Michael Winnick, 2023, (Paramount Global)

Virgil is a man who uses a wheelchair and does his best to guide people out, with the idea that you’re better off heading towards the roof than into the basement.

  • You May Also Know The Actor From Being: Coach in “IT (1990),” Optimus Prime in various “Transformers” shows, and Inspector Andrew Pawlachuk in “Cold Squad.”

Carter

Trezzo Mahoro as Carter trying to convince Sam to undo his handcuffs
“Trezzo Mahoro as Carter trying to convince Sam to undo his handcuffs,” Disquiet, directed by Michael Winnick, 2023, (Paramount Global)

Carter is a young man shot by Frank after Frank assumed he was robbing a store and working with an actual criminal.

  • You May Also Know The Actor From Being: Mohamad in “Van Helsing,” Lucas in the “To All The Boys” franchise, and Ralphie in “The Magicians.”

Frank

Lochlyn Munro as Frank trying to get out of limbo
“Lochlyn Munro as Frank,” Disquiet, directed by Michael Winnick, 2023, (Paramount Global)

Frank is a cop who is the only person who seems to have arrived in limbo with a weapon, and he doesn’t sparingly use the bullets in his gun. Mainly since he was shot before ended up in limbo.

  • You May Also Know The Actor From Being: William in “Margaux,” Hal Cooper in “Riverdale” and Detective Larry Fitzgobbon in “Peacemaker”

Monica

Elyse Levesque as Monica
“Elyse Levesque as Monica,” Disquiet, directed by Michael Winnick, 2023, (Paramount Global)

Monica was in the hospital to get plastic surgery, specifically to get her breasts done, but somehow ended up in limbo after being put under anesthesia.

  • You May Also Know The Actor From Being: Charity in “Ready Or Not,” Detective Maddy Enger in “Orphan Black,” and Chloe Armstrong in “Stargate Universe.”

Sarah

Anita Brown as Sarah talking to her husband
“Anita Brown as Sarah talking to her husband,” Disquiet, directed by Michael Winnick, 2023, (Paramount Global)

Sarah is Sam’s pregnant wife.

  • You May Also Know The Actor From Being: Alana Thompson in “Tribal” and Catherine Foothead in “Space Force”

Review


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Our Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)

Highlights

It’s Entertaining Throughout

From betrayals, the fight scene which starts the movie, and wondering who might be a demon, angel, or caught in some sort of limbo like Sam, while you won’t be on your toes, you will find yourself entertained throughout. Meyers makes a good lead and compensates for what little character development you’re given and average performances. Also, the ending is satisfying in ways you may not have expected.

On The Fence

The Character Development Sticks To Basics

The amount of information you get in the character description above is how much information is given in the film. You get to know why everyone ended up in limbo, and that’s it. As for who they were and things of that nature, the movie has no interest in that. Heck, even with Sam being the lead character, the only thing, in addition, we learn about him is that he has a wife in Sarah, he works a lot to get a tech company off the ground, and he will soon be a father.

There is also a moment it is revealed he might be a womanizer, but we don’t get a scene to confirm this. This is just said off-hand once, and considering how Sam interacts with women in the film, you may question whether this is true. But, as shown by that throwaway tidbit, it’s clear that going deep and building up any character, even the lead, isn’t a priority. It’s all about survival and those who could impede that.

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Title Card for Disquiet
Disquiet (2023) – Review/ Summary
Overall
“Disquiet” delivers the basics as it keeps you on your toes, leaves you wondering who may live, die, or is a friend or foe, and sends you off happy with a satisfying ending.
Highlights
It’s Entertaining Throughout
Disputable
The Character Development Sticks To Basics
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