ABC Film Challenge – Favourites – U – Unknown (2011) Movie Review

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Writer: Oliver Butcher, Stephen Cornwell (Screenplay) Didier Van Cauwelaert (Novel)

Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz, Frank Langella

Plot: When a man awakens from a coma only to discover that someone has taken on his identity, he teams up with a young woman to prove who he is.


Tagline – Take back your life.

Runtime: 1 Hour 55 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Unknown starts when Dr Martin Harris (Neeson) and his wife Elizabeth (Jones) are heading to Germany for a work conference only for Martin to get involved in an accident, leading him to go missing for four days, waking up without a complete memory.

When Martin looks to find his wife, he gets a surprised that she is with another Martin Harris (Quinn) and must track down the driver involved in the accident Gina (Kruger) to be the only person he can trust in the city, where this other man seems to have stolen his identity.

Thoughts on Unknown

ThoughtsUnknown is an action thriller that is right in the middle of the Liam Neeson resurgence in the older figure action roles. The film will see him needing to figure out who he really is after finding his identity has been stolen, with his wife not even remembering who he is. This is a story that will keep you guessing, as well as going in a surprising direction when everything gets revelled. Liam Neeson is great in the leading role, while the supporting cast add all the importance to the characters we meet. The film is offer up a bigger question to what could be going on beneath the surface, making us want to know more from the characters involved.

Final Thoughts Unknown is a tense thriller that will keep you guessing.

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