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Based on 38 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 70 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    ignore the pileup of implausibilities and Unknown becomes a diabolically entertaining con game. Does it jerk you around? Yes. Suck it up. The ride's worth it. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Neeson has a way of getting upset - a frantic purposefulness - that fills viewers with both empathy and anticipation: He's so miserable that we care. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Trying to decipher all the convoluted pathways could drive you mad. Mostly, though, it is so ludicrous that it will unintentionally inspire laughter. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    All of the nonsense piled on nonsense does provide some measure of pleasure. Unknown gets better by getting worse. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's all very Hitchcockian, at least for a while. And clever and exciting, too, even if the convergences begin to strain credulity, and, when you think about it, defy logic, too. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Twisty, engaging thriller. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Director Jaume Collet-Serra provides a steady flow of suspense and a very Polanski-esque feeling of paranoia. show more

  • 40

    That's eventually what Unknown is - violent, impersonal and comforting. show more

  • 70
    Jeannette Catsoulis NPR

    Though cinematographer Flavio Labiano turns the city into an alien maze of steel and glass, his chilling work is undercut by a script with more logical craters than Martin's. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Sleek and, until a stupidly violent climax, very entertaining, Unknown is the opposite of "Memento." show more

  • May 20, 2011 cu00000000090935
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    Nothing new here. Predictable. But enjoyable.

  • March 24, 2011 mrngny
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  • March 21, 2011 jpewther
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    I'd give it 3 1/2 but they don't have halfs. Amusing, but unbelievable.

  • March 21, 2011 Serkan Colak
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    this is a great movie. i recommend it.

  • March 20, 2011 toringoliu
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    Exciting, good movie, good story line

  • March 18, 2011 Kate
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    Originally thought this was going to be another Sandra Bullock 'The Net' film but was pleasantly surprised. Would definitely recommend.

  • March 12, 2011 sarabunio
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    another great non-stop action movie. Good mystery plot as well.

  • March 11, 2011 Kimmy
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    I was pleasantly surprised! I was on the end of my seat for most the movie. Liam is an excellent actor!

  • March 11, 2011 greatartAZ
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    Very entertaining

  • March 10, 2011 bryanmoviesolo
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    it was ok, but definitely not what i thought it would be


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