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May 3, 2015
Like Taken, it's the kind of flick that will play forever on cable.
July 24, 2013
As the film progresses, it becomes incomprehensible. The twists are too preposterous and the plot holes are too plentiful, making Unknown an absolute mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 30, 2013
The thriller is fun and action-packed but a few major plot holes and a few lazy twists definitely weigh it down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 23, 2013
What started as a mildly intriguing innocent-man-wrongly-accused pseudo-thriller just turns into series of lame implausibilites in pursuit of an ending.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 18, 2013
A paranoid thriller has to be more paranoid than this, with far more urgency to it, to work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 4, 2012
An exciting film that moviegoers will enjoy - even if they leave with a somewhat ambiguous understanding of the story that was unfolding outside of Neeson's character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 21, 2012
With its intriguing story and thrilling action sequences, "Unknown" is worth checking out for those who are into action films as well as those who like a good mystery that needs solving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 13, 2012
With an actor of Neeson's caliber you also get something extra--a convincing sell of the emotional and dramatic beats.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 15, 2011
Unknown isn't offensive at all, but it isn't startlingly good either: it is a near-perfect popcorn thriller that convinces of its story despite some fairly ludicrous plot shifts and an ultimately very self-serving resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
July 14, 2011
The stop-start pacing, stock villains and predictable plot leave it trailing in Jason Bourne's wake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 29, 2011
In a bloodless scene between two old men, there's more pathos and tension... than in any of the hyper-kinetic fight scenes or car chases that pad out the rest of the running time.
June 24, 2011
In the French-made, English-language sleeper Taken, Liam Neeson was a former CIA operative who was (outlandishly) able to thwart a sex-trafficking ring. Audiences responded vociferously to his take-charge character. His latest film, Unknown...
Read More | Original Score: 2.1/2
June 21, 2011
I didn't believe a second of it, but I certainly had fun watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 21, 2011
May eventually surrender to convention and implausibility in equal measure, but until then, Collet-Serra grounds the conspiracy with a proper sense of mystery and mood.
June 19, 2011
...with Liam Neeson in the lead, he makes everything we see on screen, no matter how far-fetched, seem plausible.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 12, 2011
I found the time spent not so proportionate to the powerful delivery, in the end...
May 20, 2011
The movie is a well-performed, well-directed thriller that kept me interested the entire time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 12, 2011
Not as well executed as Taken or with the depth of 1988's Frantic but Neeson can cover up a lot of plot problems. A good rental.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 5, 2011
Each situation is pulled off with a by-the-numbers precision. Sorely lacking is the dark humor Hitchcock invested in similar no-one-believes-me scenarios.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 13, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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