Unknown Reviews

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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
November 9, 2006
The movie's disinterest in character might be forgivable were its plot not riddled with holes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 9, 2006
While Brand manages a couple of effectively brutal bits of violence, Matthew Waynee's gassy screenplay is all premise and no propulsion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
November 3, 2006
A worthy cast and an intriguing concept don't get enough support from this film's generic title, passable script and skittish direction; a mostly forgettable crime thriller is the result.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
April 2, 2014
Like an irritating sense of déjà-vu, you would swear that you've seen this all before, as paranoid amnesiacs, European locales, and leather jacket clad hit men collide to make for a mildly entertaining thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anton Bitel
Film4
June 12, 2007
goes round in circles, with petty arguments and lengthy monologues making the minutes drag in what ought to be a taut thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 3, 2006
To kill 80 minutes, the movie has to pad itself with several dull speeches and stagy moments.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 16, 2006
Screenwriter Matthew Waynee doesn't quite know when to provide clues and when to withhold.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
February 5, 2007
This is the work of filmmakers so satisfied with a story that isn't the least bit satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 14, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
November 9, 2006
80 minutes that could have been better spent watching Reservoir Dogs, The Usual Suspects, Memento, Saw or just half of The Departed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 14, 2007
A premissa é instigante, mas, infelizmente, quanto mais descobrimos sobre a trama, menos interessante o filme se torna.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
November 3, 2006
It all comes together at the end, logically and with a twist. But it's not a game that allows the audience to play along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 15, 2006
You wish some of the plot holes had been spackled better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
November 6, 2006
Tyro video helmer Simon Brand doesn't give his actors sufficient breathing room, ruthlessly chopping their scenes into monotonous hash.
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Laura Kern
New York Times
November 2, 2006
Brisk pacing and an excellent cast of mostly B-list actors can't make up for the commonplace premise and execution of Simon Brand's twisty thriller Unknown.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
October 28, 2006
The cesspool around the Saw franchise has spilled into the Indiewood projects not far from where first-time director Simon Brand fires off this Hollywood calling card.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
November 9, 2006
You can't fault the cast on this one, but you can fault the way the big-name actors have been distributed.
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
November 10, 2006
Gritty, gimmicky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
November 10, 2006
Unknown comes across more like an amateur stage play, mechanically working through the obligatory three acts toward the obligatory twist ending.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
April 14, 2007
Neil Rosen
NY1-TV
February 17, 2011

culturevulture.net
December 30, 2006
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Time Out
April 12, 2007

Times [UK]
April 14, 2007
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