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May 3, 2015
Like Taken, it's the kind of flick that will play forever on cable.
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
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 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
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
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
April 8, 2011
The freak-out scenario is thoroughly engaging, but even Collet-Serra's ceaseless velocity can't gloss over gaping holes
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 4, 2011
Liam Neeson is an indestructible Frankensteiny feral animal with a head injury.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 14, 2011
... satisfying, if not entirely plausible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 14, 2011
It's certainly no Taken but it does manages some fairly diverting set pieces and stops just short of wearing its central premise thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.52/1
March 8, 2011
Hitchcockian features work themselves out rather nicely, while the story plays deftly with the notion of the 'hero.' Action scenes blur together and spin out after a while, but the German supporting cast fills the movie with touches of everyday humanity.
March 7, 2011
The picture lacks the thrills and dramatic charge of kidnap-thriller Taken, with Neeson here befuddled rather than angry, but his gravitas and conviction elevate the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 7, 2011
Enjoy it and then forget it...
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