Complete Unknown Reviews

September 22, 2017
If it's lightweight, it's certainly heartfelt, and gives any number of famous folk the chance to speak well of the real man as well as the fictional half-alien.
March 16, 2017
In its latter half the film... gradually runs out of ideas, and out of steam.
October 14, 2016
Complete Unknown is the perfect case study of what happens when bad movies rope in good actors.
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 8, 2016
Despite its flaws, "Complete Unknown" raises provocative questions about the nature of identity and whether it's more a comfort or a trap.
September 2, 2016
Shannon is usually playing human question marks in the movies, so it's a twist here to see him playing the "normal" guy, except Shannon is too unconventional an actor to play anything in the normal range.
September 2, 2016
The movie brushes up against far-fetched soap-opera scenarios. The ending isn't altogether satisfying. Yet Weisz, playful and seductive, utterly confident, disarmingly vulnerable, delivers a performance that makes you forget all that.
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
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
Even if it's not quite as thrilling as it first seems, "Complete Unknown" poses questions that practically beg for animated conversation ...