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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.



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Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (January Jones) suddenly doesn't recognize him and another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally (Diane Kruger), Martin plunges headlong into a deadly mystery that will force him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he's willing to go to uncover the truth. -- (C) WB


Liam Neeson
as Dr. Martin Harris
Aidan Quinn
as Martin B.
Frank Langella
as Rodney Cole
January Jones
as Elizabeth Harris
Bruno Ganz
as Ernst Jürgen
Sebastian Koch
as Professor Bressler
Rainer Bock
as Herr Strauss
Mido Hamada
as Prince Shada
Karl Markovics
as Dr. Farge
Eva Löbau
as Nurse Gretchen
Helen Wiebensohn
as Laurel Bressler
Merle Wiebensohn
as Lily Bressler
Adnan Maral
as Turkish Taxi Driver
Torsten Michaelis
as Airport Taxi Driver
Rainer Sellien
as Control Room Detective
Petra Hartung
as Control Room Detective
Michael Baral
as Hotel Adlon Receptionist
Sanny Van Heteren
as Hotel Adlon Receptionist
Ricardo Dürner
as Hotel Adlon Doorman
Marlon Putzke
as Hotel Adlon Bellhop
Herbert Olschok
as Hans Brandt
Petra Schmidt-Schaller
as Immigration Officer
Janina Flieger
as University Receptionist
Fritz Roth
as Taxi Depot Manager
Heike Hanold-Lynch
as Lost & Found Clerk
Matthias Weidenhöffer
as Hotel Control Room Guard
Matthias Weidenhöfer
as Hotel Control Room Guard
Kida Khodr Ramadan
as Café Owner
Oliver Stolz
as River Samaratin
Peter Becker
as Hotel Guard
Vladimir Pavic
as Club Bouncer
Oliver Lang
as Club DJ
Sebastian Stielke
as Brandt's Assistant
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Critic Reviews for Unknown

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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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