Complete Unknown Reviews

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February 18, 2019
A boring thriller that wastes the presence of fine actors and a very promising premise. [Full review in Spanish].
November 13, 2018
This movie had the potential to be great, but instead it took its title literally and left the audience feeling completely unknown to the purpose...
November 5, 2018
Like a meteor, Complete Unknown shines bright early on but fizzles out when its evolving tone takes one too many left turns.
March 16, 2017
In its latter half the film... gradually runs out of ideas, and out of steam.
January 1, 2017
This is a story that pretends to have a lot more on its mind than it really does.
October 14, 2016
Complete Unknown could play out as a gripping mystery or tidy thriller. Instead, the screenplay from Julian Sheppard and director Joshua Marston unfurls as a sedate drawing-room drama.
October 14, 2016
Complete Unknown is the perfect case study of what happens when bad movies rope in good actors.
September 15, 2016
The solid performances by Weisz and Shannon go to waste in a story that only fakes being as deep as it could have been.
September 9, 2016
It feels like the idea for a short that inexplicably has been drawn out to feature length.
September 8, 2016
The missteps in Complete Unknown may be the film's biggest unknown of all.
September 8, 2016
This is a movie that unspools in a manner that makes me think this would have been better as a play (and the filmmakers have stage work in their background), but even then it would have needed someone to decide what it wants to be.
September 8, 2016
Writer-director Joshua Marston gives Shannon a chance to shine as a character more pedestrian than the ones he usually plays, though the story is a little too thesis driven to build any dramatic momentum.
September 7, 2016
In spite of a great cast this film fails to get across any discernable point.
September 2, 2016
Weisz ably hints at a river of pain underneath her icy hot exterior, but the parameters of her character require her to remain frustratingly out of reach.
September 1, 2016
Ambiguity in cinema is a rarity nowadays, and "Complete Unknown" squanders its commodity when all is said and done. But it's unique and different ...
September 1, 2016
Director and co-writer Joshua Marston likes to let his scenes run long; occasionally, this proves engaging (a dinner party that goes from gregarious to curious to awkward to unpleasant), but more often (an extended frog montage), it just proves long.
September 1, 2016
Roger Ebert often said that what matters is not what a movie is about, but how it's about it. Viewed from that angle, Joshua Marston's Complete Unknown largely fails to find a compelling way to be about its subject.
September 1, 2016
The film comes across as an irksome contrivance. What's meant to communicate the mysterious, even taboo allure of playing chameleon instead just leaves us scoffing.
September 1, 2016
Complete Unknown knows not what story it wants to tell, and leaves off as a complete misfire.
September 1, 2016
Much is promised and too little is delivered.
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