Unknown White Male
Unknown White Male (2006)

Douglas Bruce was a British expatriate living in New York City who in the early morning hours of July 3, 2003, found himself on a subway train heading toward Coney Island, with no memory of who he was, where he lived, or how he ended up on… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 5, 2006
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74%
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58%


Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With a quirky visual style, this documentary follows a story of memory loss and confusion while posing provocative questions about the nature of personality.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It doesn't help Bruce's cause that he is seen in archive footage to have been a smug, arrogant fellow; it's tempting to imagine that his memory has abandoned him in exasperation. A case of amnesia as overdue self-discovery, perhaps?

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The whole movie feels sorta like a snow job.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Whether the story is true or not does have a bearing on how good you think it is.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Given that this retrograde memory loss has cleansed Doug Bruce's perceptions and made him an altogether more open and emotional person, Unknown White Male suggests that amnesia could be the ultimate chicken soup for the soul.

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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

Unknown White Male has moments you won't forget, appropriate praise for a documentary about amnesia.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I found this unsettling story to be gripping.

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

In the end, it fails to offer any insight into the philosophical question it poses.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The Unknown White Male that Murray has made asks profound questions. They're just not necessarily the right ones.

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David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

Doug's story is endlessly fascinating, the sort of thing that leaves you thinking about it for days.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
A fantastic story, the first 20 minutes or so were very intriguing but then we get to know the man. Doug Bruce is (or should that be was) a bit of an annoying… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Unknown White Male" is an eye-opening documentary made by Rupert Murray about his friend, Doug Bruce, a stockbroker turned… More