Courtesy of http://www.mysimplecrib.com/2011/02/22/unknown-movie-review/

Courtesy of http://www.mysimplecrib.com/2011/02/22/unknown-movie-review/

Usually during a movie when I am left wondering what in the world is going on, having no clue who that guy is or why he’s suspiciously following that other guy, I get frustrated. But Unknown was definitely a good kind of confusing.

Unknown follows Martin Harris (Liam Neeson), a scientist who was involved in a car wreck while in Berlin. When he awakes from a coma four days later, his wife claims to never have met him before, and Harris is all alone in a strange city, with no passport, cellphone and no one to turn to.

The movie was jam-packed with action, and it didn’t drag. There was always action when there needed to be, but not so often that I was unable to understand what was happening. Right off the bat there was a car crash. It’s safe to say that it caught my attention.

In addition to action the movie was full of twists and turns. A couple of times, my jaw even dropped during those “never saw that one coming’” moments. Even though I was lost during about three-fourths of the movie, I didn’t get up and storm out of the theater in a fury. I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the screen. All of the surprises in the movie were so perfectly placed and interwoven that it has become one of the most irresistible thrillers that I have seen in quite awhile.

Ashlee Crane