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Unknown Reviews

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
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.

February 3, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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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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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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
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 10, 2006
Director Simon Brand and screenwriter Matthew Waynee have constructed a fairly efficient little B movie from bits of Reservoir Dogs, Cube, and every amnesia thriller in which the victim is afraid of finding out he's the bad guy -- multiplied by five.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 6, 2006
The performances are uniformly excellent, and Brand relies on his music video training to provide some tantalizing flashback clues.
Edward Douglas
November 3, 2006
Not since Memento or The Usual Suspects has a movie thrown viewers for as many loops.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
November 3, 2006
There's no particular message to their joint feature-film debut, except perhaps that chance plays a significant part in the direction people's lives take, but it's an entertaining diversion whose clever structure gives pulp-crime cliches a welcome twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
November 3, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brent Simon
IGN Movies
November 2, 2006
An entirely serviceable little thriller of containment, Unknown is one of those independent movies whose limited means clearly influenced its conception and creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Gene Seymour
November 2, 2006
It's not nearly as risky or as inspired as the movies it borrows from. But it keeps its audience's collective head in the game, thanks in large part to an impressive cast enacting the sometimes ludicrous proceedings with conviction.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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

Empire Magazine
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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