“Unknown” would have ticked me off because of all the clichés of an action movie, thus the presence of Liam Neeson beating the bad guys. In reality, I enjoyed this so much because I am a big fan. Though not very original, the plot wasn’t bad, and it’s pretty entertaining. Plus Diane Kruger's nifty Bosnian accent, was oddly bewitching.
This movie was marketed as and had everyone thinking that it was going be the next Taken, where Liam Neeson kills everyone Europe. But this one has more twists and turns to the plot. However like Taken, Europe is portrayed as a place where one is vulnerable, because of language barriers and unfamiliarity, to theft of their own person and the only way to get it back is to use American determination and force. Pass.
Not bad thriller trying to take advantage of Neeson's new popularity as an action star after "Taken". Plot holes one can drive a car through but still a good way to pass a couple of hours. Neeson good in a part he could sleep through, Kruger always interesting and Bruno Ganz steals the show as the ex Stasi agent. Collett-Sera no auteur but perhaps getting better.