I can surely say that Liam Neeson and Keanu Reeves have reached the same level on "tough-fragile" most badass characters on the big screen. Neeson almost made me cry with his puppy eyes. And "almost" because of his immediate expression of "I'm gonna smash your face and the ones of everyone you love". But... January Jones? If this was made in 2018 they'd rather just straight-up use a robot for her character.
Please, please, please, don't take away my memory and my ability to process complex thought. Dementia: away you go. I can withstand it all, just not not knowing who i am, where i've been, where i want to go. To strip Neeson of it all was oh so hurtful to see. Collet-Serra has a great flair for pacing - must be said.
“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.
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.
I saw this alongside Red Riding Hood, Hall Pass and I Am Number Four... it was without a doubt, the best of the bunch. It's a good time at the movies, as far as I'm concerned. Is it a piece of art? Not really. Is it well-made? Enough so. It's got a good hook, remains mysterious and intriguing, moves at a swift pace, has several good action sequences, and a likable cast of characters- and villians you love to hate.