Published on February 18th, 2011 | by simeon0
Liam Neeson is Dr. Martin Harris, a botanist who is invited to discuss his theories at a bio tech conference in Berlin. Martin and his wife Elizabeth (January Jones) arrive and while checking in to the hotel, the receptionist asks for Martin’s identification.
As he searches around he notices that his briefcase is missing and that he must have left it back at the airport. He decides to go back to retrieve it leaving Elizabeth behind to take care of the room and to settle in. Martin soon ends up in a terrible accident which leaves him in a coma for four days and with a slight case of amnesia, or so he thinks. Everything has gone awry and nobody knows who Martin is not even his wife Elizabeth. She claims her husband is a different man but with the same name. Leaving Martin completely confused and thinking he has gone totally insane.
Martin decides to look for Gena (Diane Kruger) the cab driver that crashed their cab, to see if she may know something about his situation. They gain trust and become allies to figure out what really is going on with Dr. Martin Harris’ life. What follows is an action packed thrill ride for thrill seekers who love to be kept at the edge of their seats. The cinematography is excellent as well as the scores used to keep your heart pumping during action packed scenes.
“Unknown” is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra who in the past has worked on other suspenseful projects such as The House of Wax and Orphan. Jaume’s movies are known to keep you at the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next.
Liam Neeson has always picked great projects to work on and characters to portray. “Unknown” is an outstanding movie with a powerhouse cast that literally dives right into the action only minutes from the beginning of the movie. With two thumbs up and a five star rating I definitely recommend this movie to everyone.