General Information

Glossary: U
Released Year: 2011
Runtime: 113 minutes
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Directors: Jaume Collet-Serra
Writers: Oliver Butcher, Stephen Cornwell
Casts: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz, Frank Langella, Sebastian Koch, Olivier Schneider, Stipe Erceg, Rainer Bock, Mido Hamada, Clint Dyer, Karl Markovics, Eva Löbau, Helen Wiebensohn
IMDB: Unknown (2011) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.8

Reviews

75
San Francisco Chronicle - Mick LaSalle
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.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer - Steven Rea
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.
75
Chicago Tribune - Michael Phillips
Sleek and, until a stupidly violent climax, very entertaining, Unknown is the opposite of "Memento."
70
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan
A nifty international thriller of the "what if?" variety.

Unknown (2011)


A biochemist and his dishy wife arrive in Berlin for a conference at which a scientist and his controversial Arab funder will announce breakthrough research. While his wife checks into the hotel, he grabs a cab to return to the airport for his briefcase, left at the curb. En route, an auto accident puts him in a coma, from which he awakes four days later without identification and with gaps in his memory. He goes to the hotel: his wife refuses to recognize him and another man has claimed his identity. With help from a nurse, the cab driver, a retired Stasi agent, and an academic friend, he tries to unravel what's going on. Is the answer in the briefcase?