Film: Review – Unknown

“Do you know what it feels like to be insane, Doctor?” This is the question Dr Martin Harris asks in the new hit film UNKNOWN which provides a thrilling, action packed experience which leaves you sitting on the edge of your seat until the very end.

The film stars Liam Neeson as an American man who awakens from a four day coma in Berlin and discovers that somebody has stolen his identity, or have they? Even his wife, played by January Jones, won’t believe who he is…he has to find out what is going on. Who is he?

When the screen started to roll I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but it wasn’t long before we had been introduced to the main character and he was plunging into a river in the back of a taxi…there weren’t many moments where car chases, fights, fire, killings and clues weren’t part of the scene.

The film written by Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell has so many twists in the plot, it is definitely not one of those predictable films so can even be enjoyed with those annoying film watchers who constantly guess what is happening next – because believe me, even they won’t know!

The impressive camera angles were another feature that kept me on tender hooks throughout the film, we were able to join Liam Neeson, playing Dr Martin Harris as he awoke from a coma, fainted, was drugged and was in a lot of car chases! It was enough to make you feel dizzy and was actually like you were there in Berlin with him, I’ve never seen anything filmed so much in detail and depth with the actors.

Neeson, who has also starred in films such as Schindlers List, Star Wars and Batman Begins, is fantastic from beginning to end along with Diane Kruger who plays Gina, a taxi driver who tries to help him find out the truth. However, even he must have been confused at what character he was playing during filming!

It is definitely one of those films that you need to pay attention to keep up with though and packed full of close up shots of needles, strangulations, shootings and violent fighting, it is not something for the faint hearted!

When I found out the twist at the end, I was glad because I think it would have killed me to have not known any longer! This film will definitely be on my shopping list when the DVD is released…especially now that I will be able to watch it with somebody who hasn’t seen it and revel in the fact that I know the outcome!


Guest post courtesy Gillian Lambie

One thought on “Film: Review – Unknown”

  1. This is one of the most family safe movies I have ever seen. But, it has something for children, as well as adults. Aside from a laugh, you might have a happy sniffle as well.

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