Unknown (2007)

Unknown (2007)

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Unknown (2007)
A concept thriller about five men who wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They soon realise that a kidnapping has brought them together, and are forced to figure out each other's allegiances in order to stay alive - who is good and who is bad? Who is happy and who is sad? Who am I? What am I? Why am I?
2007Rating: R16, Violence & Offensive Language86 minsUSA
DramaMysteryThriller
Director:
Simon Brand (music video director, feature debut)
Writer:
Matthew Waynee
Cast:
James CaviezelGreg KinnearBridget MoynahanJoe Pantoliano
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Village Voice

Village Voice

press

The pacing is slightly off, with the action switching between the imprisoned men and the police who are trying to find them, and what should be a mounting sense of urgency inside the warehouse (think Reservoir Dogs) falters and goes slack...

0
Variety

Variety

press

Brand has assembled a cast of world class improvisers, yet doesn't take advantage of their own particularized, inflected rhythms, as each ritualistically experiences a jump-cut fragmentary flashback in front of the same bathroom mirror...

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Despite a clever script and top-notch cast, whose commitment to doing service in the indie branch of the industry is commendable, Unknown falls apart just when it should be coming together...

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The movie's disinterest in character might be forgivable were its plot not riddled with holes...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Moderately lame horror...

2.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

Kinnear and Pepper lend great support, each in his own slightly hysterical way challenging Caviezel's disjointed perceptions. Unfortunately the flashbacks become a liability in the final stages when an indulgence of plot twists overtakes the characters. The film isn't fully satisfying because of that, but it's still a mind-bending trip worth taking...

3.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

The pacing is slightly off, with the action switching between the imprisoned men and the police who are trying to find them, and what should be a mounting sense of urgency inside the warehouse (think Reservoir Dogs) falters and goes slack...

0
Variety

Variety

press

Brand has assembled a cast of world class improvisers, yet doesn't take advantage of their own particularized, inflected rhythms, as each ritualistically experiences a jump-cut fragmentary flashback in front of the same bathroom mirror...

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Despite a clever script and top-notch cast, whose commitment to doing service in the indie branch of the industry is commendable, Unknown falls apart just when it should be coming together...

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The movie's disinterest in character might be forgivable were its plot not riddled with holes...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Moderately lame horror...

2.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

Kinnear and Pepper lend great support, each in his own slightly hysterical way challenging Caviezel's disjointed perceptions. Unfortunately the flashbacks become a liability in the final stages when an indulgence of plot twists overtakes the characters. The film isn't fully satisfying because of that, but it's still a mind-bending trip worth taking...

3.0
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