Movie Review: Unknown

Unknown, starring Liam Neeson (Taken, The A-Team) and Diane Kruger (Wicker Park, Troy) is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan) and written by Stephen Cornwell and Oliver Butcher. It is a drama, horror, mystery and suspense movie with a story that revolves around Dr. Martin Harris (Neeson) who wakes up after a taxi car accident in Berlin to shockingly discovery that his wife Elizabeth (January Jones) all of a sudden doesn’t know him anymore, while another Dr. Martin (Aidan Quinn) has stolen his identity. After going to the authorities that didn’t believe him, he is chased by strange assassins who are determined to kill him. Tired, broke, and alone, he desperately seeks the help of the taxi driver Gina (Kruger) who was driving the cab the moment of the accident. With the help of Gina and Ernst Jürgen (Bruno Ganz), a retired spy, Martin is pulled into a fatal mystery that pushes him to question his sanity, identity, and just how much he is capable of doing to discover the truth.

Unknown is one of those movies that sucks you in despite your confusion as to what is really going on. The viewer follows Neeson’s character every step of the way and only discovers new truths when he does. Events of the story are not clarified until the last few minutes of the movie, where the unexpected truth begins to unfurl. As the puzzle comes together, elements of the plot change completely and leave the viewers surprised and very intrigued as to what will happen next.

I definitely recommend this movie to all suspense/mystery fans out there. If you liked Taken, you’ll love Unknown as it is a far better accomplishment and far more intriguing.

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