Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (January Jones) suddenly doesn’t recognize him and another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally (Diane Kruger), Martin plunges headlong into a deadly mystery that will force him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he’s willing to go to uncover the truth.
Ever since Liam Neeson smashed the 2008 hit TAKEN through the big screen anytime I see him billed on a movie poster I’m already organising tickets. UNKNOWN what I thought was a similar story we had all seen before but honestly I got so much more then what I expected. This film has a bit of everything Drama, Suspense, Action and funnily enough as a whole its one big Mystery Film! Usually with films like this I can pick what’s going on within the first like 25minutes but with this one I was completely stumped, I really do take my hat off to the writers Stephen Cornwell and Oliver Butcher who are also relative new comers, but I can’t not mention Jaume Collet-Serra who really shows his Directing Chops in this film as previously he has for films such as ‘Orphan’, “Goal II: Living the Dream” and “House of Wax”. .
There’s so many things that make this movie great, a upcoming Director, amazing shooting location, the concept itself is more then interesting and lastly the cast itself Liam Neeson, January Jones, Diane Kruger and Frank Lagella what we get here is quite the ensemble. The only thing that slightly disappointed me about this film was the pacing sometimes it was a bit off and sort of misdirected, in some parts it felt like Collet-Serra was trying a Hitchcock move but just couldn’t quite pull it off, but these are personally rather small things when you look at the film as a whole.
UNKNOWN is a ‘on the edge of your seat’ movie with so much happening and the story itself being so intriguing, it for sure is one to check out on the big screen!
UNKNOWN is in Cinemas now I give it 3.5/5.