Take back your life.
Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz, Frank Langella, Sebastian Koch
|Screenplay||Oliver Butcher, Stephen Cromwell, from the novel by Didier van Cauwelaert|
|Music||John Ottman, Alexander Rudd|
|Cinematography||Flavio Martinez Labiano|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Davis-Films, Dark Castle Entertainment, Studio Babelsberg, Studio Canal|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Wesley Morris An unknown entity in his own life
Paul Boekkooi Neeson moet bontstaan in 'Unknown'
Christy Lemire Amnesie, explosions... a chilly thriller
Amy Nicholson Jaume Collet-Serra's tidy, moody thriller ticks along at a fast pace — like the Autobahn, it's pure Teutonic efficiency.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert Unknown isn't a really bad movie, just an absurd one.
Adam Nayman That the script's underlying theme of identity crisis goes underdeveloped in favour of some truly ridiculous plot developments scarcely matters in light of such confident filmmaking.
James Berardinelli Yes, Unknown is preposterous. That in and of itself is not a reason to avoid the movie. The problems lie in the way the absurdity is presented and the manner in which the screenplay resolves once the ''truth'' is revealed.
Peter Travers Ignore the pileup of implausibilities and Unknown becomes a diabolically entertaining con game. Does it jerk you around? Yes. Suck it up. The ride's worth it.
C. Fuchs Featuring a number of decent (but not plentiful enough) action and fight sequences, some good supporting performances and the reassuring notion that a nearly 60-year-old actor can be considered an action star, Unknown isn't awful, but it's not as good as it might have been.
Tomatometer Liam Neeson elevates the proceedings considerably, but Unknown is ultimately too derivative -- and implausible -- to take advantage of its intriguing premise.
What the People say
11754 Netizens Good thriller, but don't go in expecting more than Taken.
Average .. 55%