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Unknown Reviews

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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
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 14, 2007
click for full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
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
Matthew Turner
April 12, 2007
Enjoyable thriller with superb performances, a decent plot and some thought-provoking ideas about identity and human nature underneath its twisty tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
A knife-sharp psychological action thriller.
David Cornelius
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
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
February 4, 2007
Never rises above the level of a promising calling card, but there's something refreshing about its innate sense of its own B-movieness.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 27, 2007
Gimmicky but effective, this claustrophobic thriller has such an intriguing premise that it keeps us entertained even as it gets increasingly contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
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
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 11, 2007
UNKNOWN works as a puzzle and it provides a fine ride for audiences. It has audacity and invention and marks the emergence of a couple of behind-the-scenes talents to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
December 15, 2006
There's a good little thriller lurking somewhere in the depths of "Unknown," but it never quite rises to the surface.
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
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
December 14, 2006
The gimmick is all worn out, the script never makes us believe its epidemic of memory loss could ever happen, and its crescendo of third-act plot twists play like a desperate patch job on a concept that just didn't come off.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
December 14, 2006
A nifty little psychological crime thriller that suggests a Treasure of the Sierra Madre for the postindustrial age.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
December 8, 2006
It's a good gimmick, but still a gimmick, and we're left with more confusion than tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 30, 2006
Unknown is far from a perfect movie, but it's more amusing than many better-made ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Keith Breese
November 28, 2006
a brief but thrilling defibrillator shock to the moribund crime film genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 28, 2006
I like this kind of movie that takes off and you're not exactly sure where it's going to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 24, 2006
Almost everybody's got amnesia in Unknown, and after watching it you might pine to be similarly afflicted.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
November 18, 2006
Unknown is far from unwatchable, just undistinguished.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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