Unknown

Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) awakens from a coma with amnesia. He remembers enough to head back to the hotel he’s staying at in Berlin. His wife eyes him frostily and produces a new husband (Aidan Quinn), parading as Dr. Martin Harris. The new Dr. Harris whips out a driver’s license and wedding photo to prove it. Even a Google search confirms Quinn is Dr. Harris. Making matters worse, Neeson is being followed by shifty Europeans in black SUVs. Unknown is chock-full of cheap thrills: car accidents, eye-gouging, bloodied bodies, an explosion. It’s a lot like The Bourne Identity, but clunkier. It tosses terrorism and bioengineered corn in the hopper and churns out a headache-inducing genre flick, complete with extreme close-ups, shallow focus, and rapid cuts that make you want to rip the camera from director Jaume Collet-Serra’s hands and zoom out.

Credits

Director:

  • Jaume Collet-Serra

Cast:

  • Liam Neeson
  • Diane Kruger
  • January Jones
  • Frank Langella
  • Aidan Quinn
  • Bruno Ganz
  • Sebastian Koch
  • Mido Hamada
  • Karl Markovics
  • Stipe Erceg

Writers:

  • Oliver Butcher
  • Stephen Cornwell

Producers:

  • Leonard Goldberg
  • Andrew Rona
  • Joel Silver

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