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Dr. 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. -- (C) WB
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

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"May eventually surrender to convention and implausibility in equal measure, but until then, Collet-Serra grounds the conspiracy with a proper sense of mystery and mood."
‑ William Goss, Film.com
"Neeson's comforting intelligence (and a marvelous turn by Bruno Ganz as an ailing former member of the East German secret police), are not enough to prevent the film from choking on obviousness and directorial fumbling."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, NPR
"As the film progresses, it becomes incomprehensible. The twists are too preposterous and the plot holes are too plentiful, making Unknown an absolute mess."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"A paranoid thriller has to be more paranoid than this, with far more urgency to it, to work."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"With an actor of Neeson's caliber you also get something extra--a convincing sell of the emotional and dramatic beats."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"The movie rather crumbles when it eventually has to deliver its secrets."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Unknown" obviously knows its limitations, and it doesn't bother to rise above them. It just keeps throwing the punches the audience wants and expects. It won't cure world hunger, but chances are it will sell a lot of popcorn."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The thriller is fun and action-packed but a few major plot holes and a few lazy twists definitely weigh it down."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"An exciting film that moviegoers will enjoy - even if they leave with a somewhat ambiguous understanding of the story that was unfolding outside of Neeson's character."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"Unknown isn't offensive at all, but it isn't startlingly good either: it is a near-perfect popcorn thriller that convinces of its story despite some fairly ludicrous plot shifts and an ultimately very self-serving resolution."
‑ Simon Gallagher, What Culture
"For about an hour or so, "Unknown" is intriguing."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"The cat-and-mouse game that the filmmakers are playing with us is only partially successful because this thriller is only intermittently thrilling. Instead of being captivated by the twist and turns, we're more likely to be rankled."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"What started as a mildly intriguing innocent-man-wrongly-accused pseudo-thriller just turns into series of lame implausibilites in pursuit of an ending."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"With its intriguing story and thrilling action sequences, "Unknown" is worth checking out for those who are into action films as well as those who like a good mystery that needs solving."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"The stop-start pacing, stock villains and predictable plot leave it trailing in Jason Bourne's wake."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
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