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Unknown Reviews

William Goss
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May eventually surrender to convention and implausibility in equal measure, but until then, Collet-Serra grounds the conspiracy with a proper sense of mystery and mood.

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June 21, 2011
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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The movie rather crumbles when it eventually has to deliver its secrets.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

March 2, 2011
David Denby
New Yorker
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For about an hour or so, "Unknown" is intriguing.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

March 1, 2011
Jeannette Catsoulis
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Neeson's comforting intelligence (and a marvelous turn by Bruno Ganz as an ailing former member of the East German secret police), are not enough to prevent the film from choking on obviousness and directorial fumbling.

Full Review Source: NPR

February 18, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Unknown" obviously knows its limitations, and it doesn't bother to rise above them. It just keeps throwing the punches the audience wants and expects. It won't cure world hunger, but chances are it will sell a lot of popcorn.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

February 18, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The cat-and-mouse game that the filmmakers are playing with us is only partially successful because this thriller is only intermittently thrilling. Instead of being captivated by the twist and turns, we're more likely to be rankled.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C+

February 18, 2011
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Reader
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The snow and haze that Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra keeps pumping into the street scenes seem to have drifted into the script as well.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 18, 2011
Anthony Venutolo
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's not "North by Northwest," of course. But at least it's heading in the right direction.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

February 18, 2011
Richard Roeper
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Has no connection to anything resembling reality, but it's entertaining as hell.

Full Review Source: Richard | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 18, 2011
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The art of the classic Hitchcockian thriller is about style, pace and misdirection -- and though Unknown is occasionally baffling and involves running and car chases, the film rarely manages to thrill.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

February 18, 2011
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Despite its A-movie aspirations, as the chases continue and the plot holes widen, Unknown quickly settles into the familiar B-movie comfort zone.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 18, 2011
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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As long as filmgoers come to "Unknown" unencumbered by a need for plausibility, this handsome, well-paced production possesses its share of twisty, visceral pleasures.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

February 18, 2011
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Plot holes you can drive a truck through are ultimately less important for your enjoyment than how they set up the film's big set pieces.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

February 18, 2011
Andrew O'Hehir
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A stylish and muscular thriller with some nifty twists and turns, a wicked sense of humor, several terrific performances and not one or even two but three of the best car chases in recent action-flick history.

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February 18, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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On a minute-to-minute level, it's an engaging mystery, the kind that rewards our participation with eye candy and adrenaline shots.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 18, 2011
Eric D. Snider
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Neeson is always magnetic, though, even when he's just repeating his Taken performance and delivering cheesy one-liners, as he is eventually required to do here.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B-

February 17, 2011
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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When the dots are connected (sort of), Unknown still doesn't make much sense.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 17, 2011
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Neeson has a way of getting upset - a frantic purposefulness - that fills viewers with both empathy and anticipation: He's so miserable that we care.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

February 17, 2011
Dana Stevens
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But if you dig Liam Neeson as an action hero, you could do worse than this fast-paced, cheerfully ridiculous, generally satisfying romp.

Full Review Source: Slate

February 17, 2011
James Berardinelli
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The material keeps our attention but, as we get closer to the inevitable point at which the curtain is pulled back, the movie starts to feel more like a parody than a serious endeavor.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

February 17, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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It mixes and mismatches jagged fragments of Jason Bourne, Alfred Hitchcock, "Total Recall" and Mel Gibson's underappreciated "Conspiracy Theory," although underappreciation isn't a risk for a movie that amounts to "The Stillbourne Identity."

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

February 17, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Neeson, often chided for cashing easy action-flick paychecks at the expense of his serious-actor cred, knows who he is - an action star of a certain age who brings gravitas to pulpy stuff. And if that's who he is, he could do worse than "Unknown."

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

February 17, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Neeson has a fine way with expressions of anguish. This is brow-knitting of a very high order.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

February 17, 2011
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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With his soulful gaze and crooked nose, his seeming reluctance to throw a karate chop but his deft ability to do so, Neeson has an air of melancholy and menace - you feel sorry for the guy, and wary of him at the same time.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

February 17, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Ignore the pileup of implausibilities and 'Unknown' becomes a diabolically entertaining con game.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2/4

February 17, 2011
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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I saw "Unknown'' with an entourage whose average age was about 70. They loved it, although one of them kept calling it "The Bond Ultimatum.'' Which sounds about right.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 17, 2011
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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Turn off your 'I hope this plot twist is awesome' part of your brain and just enjoy big, gruff, increasingly Frankenstein-monster-looking Neeson kicking the crap out of everyone who gets in his way...

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 17, 2011
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Tacked onto a perfectly respectable thriller, Unknown's mass of unlikely turns and implausible reveals make the whole film seem retroactively less sophisticated.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

February 17, 2011
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The film plays more like a "whydunit" than a whodunit.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 17, 2011
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Consistently albeit genteelly thrilling, a pleasantly implausible item that employs the holy trinity of action elements: explosions, hand-to-hand combat and car chases where tires squeal like there is no tomorrow.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 17, 2011
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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The car chases and piled-on action eventually feel rote, as do Neeson's various badass stunts.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

February 17, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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More subtly than Harrison Ford, Neeson excels at the slow fuse snaking its way to explosive revenge.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

February 17, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I felt involved in "Unknown" until it pulled one too many rabbits out of its hat. At some point, a thriller has to play fair.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

February 17, 2011
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Neeson's always-intelligent screen presence, his nuance and gravitas, help elevate Unknown beyond its preposterous elements.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

February 16, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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There are a couple of intriguing ideas floating around here and there, but that's all they do -- float around, unmoored by any sense of reality and, thus, suspense.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2/5

February 16, 2011
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Unknown has its moments, but ultimately it's as forgettable as Martin's identity.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 16, 2011
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The movie whips up a big old puree of ingredients borrowed from other cinematic recipes. Then it dishes out the mildly spiced results as post-Oscar-quality snack food...

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

February 16, 2011
Justin Chang
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Beyond the occasional plot frissons and juicy supporting turns, it's an emotionally and psychologically threadbare exercise.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 16, 2011
Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter
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Liam Neeson stars in a paranoid caper showcasing the city of Berlin.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

February 16, 2011
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Unknown makes no sense at all, so you not only worry about Liam Neeson's judgment in movies, but you begin to wonder if he's forgotten how to read.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

February 16, 2011
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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We're spun through parking garages, dance clubs and good old-fashioned car chases; Unknown is probably the movie The Tourist wanted to be, if it had a pulse.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

February 16, 2011
Nick Schager
Village Voice
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As with its protagonist, Unknown boasts tantalizing issues buried deep beneath its frantic exterior, but little idea how to unlock or address them.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 15, 2011
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