Unknown Reviews

November 3, 2018
Unknown, with its fast cuts, bad monologues and psychedelic flashback sequences, relies too heavily on plot twists that are at best convoluted and more often just plain ludicrous. That said, the final pay off is great.
December 7, 2007
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.
March 1, 2007
A knife-sharp psychological action thriller.
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
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.
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.
December 14, 2006
A nifty little psychological crime thriller that suggests a Treasure of the Sierra Madre for the postindustrial age.
November 28, 2006
a brief but thrilling defibrillator shock to the moribund crime film genre.
November 28, 2006
I like this kind of movie that takes off and you're not exactly sure where it's going to go.
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.
November 6, 2006
The performances are uniformly excellent, and Brand relies on his music video training to provide some tantalizing flashback clues.
November 3, 2006
Not since Memento or The Usual Suspects has a movie thrown viewers for as many loops.
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.
November 3, 2006
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.
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.