Unknown

2011, Mystery & thriller/Drama, 1h 53m

205 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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Liam Neeson elevates the proceedings considerably, but Unknown is ultimately too derivative -- and implausible -- to take advantage of its intriguing premise. Read critic reviews

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After a serious car accident in Berlin, Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) awakes to find his world in utter chaos. His wife (January Jones) does not recognize him; another man is using his identity, and mysterious assassins are hunting him. The authorities do not believe his claims, and he must go on the run alone. With an unlikely ally (Diane Kruger), Martin leaps into a perplexing situation that will force him to discover how far he is willing to go for the truth.

Cast & Crew

Liam Neeson
Dr. Martin Harris
January Jones
Elizabeth Harris
Bruno Ganz
Ernst Jürgen
Rainer Bock
Herr Strauss
Sebastian Koch
Professor Bressler
Mido Hamada
Prince Shada
Eva Löbau
Nurse Gretchen
Helen Wiebensohn
Laurel Bressler
Merle Wiebensohn
Lily Bressler
Oliver Butcher
Screenwriter
Susan Downey
Executive Producer
Steve Richards
Executive Producer
Sarah Meyer
Executive Producer
Peter McAleese
Executive Producer
Flavio Labiano
Cinematography
Richard Bridgland
Production Design
Ruth Myers
Costume Design
John Ottman
Original Music
Alexander Rudd
Original Music
Andreas Olshausen
Supervising Art Direction
Cornelia Ott
Art Director
Anja Müller
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Critic Reviews for Unknown

Audience Reviews for Unknown

  • Sep 27, 2015
    An amazing mystery/action film that's gripping from start to finish with one of the best twists in film, The film starts slow and takes a while to find out what's really going on as we're spoon fed plot details, But while we're trying to get our head around the story there was some good action and chase scenes, It's better than taken for the story but not the action, A must watch for anyone who enjoys a good plot.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 30, 2014
    Full of mystery and intrigue, Unknown is a smart and action-packed thriller. When Martin Harris comes out of a coma after a car crash he finds that his identity has been stolen and that no one remembers him, not even his own wife. The script is fairly well-written and does a good job at depicting Harris's search for proof of his identity. And, both Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger give strong performances. However, January Jones's performance is weak and doesn't fit the duality of character that is needed. Also, there are some areas of the plot that are underdeveloped. Though it has some issues, Unknown is an impressive film with some exciting twists and turns.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 29, 2014
    I thought it was okay at first, but gradually lost me. Still not entirely sure what was going on by the end, but found I didn't really care by then either. Typical dumb "blockbuster" type movie that's only good for a one off watch and preferably for free on tv.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 09, 2013
    This Movie could have been alot better, if there werent those Car chases every two minutes. I thought this was a Thrilller?
    NaWie M Super Reviewer

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