The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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As action thrillers go Unknown is not a bad one, and it has real ambitions to character and theme ... on the other hand it's not quite a good one either as the filmmakers can never quite decide what time of film they want to make.
It mixes and mismatches jagged fragments of Jason Bourne, Alfred Hitchcock, "Total Recall" and Mel Gibson's underappreciated "Conspiracy Theory," although underappreciation isn't a risk for a movie that amounts to "The Stillbourne Identity."
Neeson is hamstrung with a thin script full of huge plot holes that stretch credibility. His character is a mix of an older Jason Bourne and the male equivalent of Angelina Jolie's Evelyn Salt. Jones and Kruger are simply window dressing.