If you like this kind of stuff--international intrigue, car crashes, chase scenes, people crashing through walls and windows, explosions, ad nauseum, enjoy yourself. With actors of the calibre of Liam Neeson (Dr Martin Harris), Aidan Quinn (Dr Martin Harris no.2), Diane Kruger (Gina), Frank Langella (Dr Rodney Cole), Bruno Ganz (Ernst Jurgen), Sabastian Koch (Professor Bressler), Karl Markovics (Dr Frage), and Brainer Bock (Herr Strauss), it would be difficult if not impossible for this film to fail or prove less than thoroughly engrossing. The first of many twists is that, rather than using the trope of memory loss, Neeson apparently knows exactly who he is, but no one -- including his wife, played ably by January Jones -- believes him. Naturally, it's impossible to escape our cultural influences and we cannot look at anything without looking through the filters of our experience and here we have a perfect example. Unknown is available to watch and stream, download, buy on demand at Sling, TNT, TBS, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube VOD online. In the past he has been in some seriously good movies. Dr. Martin Harris wakes from a car accident to find another man has assumed his identity.
Cinemax® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc © 2020 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Jaws and the blood and carnage. Dark Castle Entertainment, Studio Babelsberg. Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. Is violence really the way to go? I much prefer its Alfred Hitchcock style plot to the rather more straight forward 'Dad on the rampage' story behind 'Taken' to which 'Unknown' has been compared.
Unknown is a psychological thriller that stars Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, and Frank Langella. Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2019. After one final attempt on his life, he returns to the hotel to warn everyone about a bomb that was planted in the wall of a hotel room. Then the ratings started. I have wasted time and money (albeit a few quid) ) purchasing something that was not as advertised. Can they get to the bottom of the conundrum before it's too late? How great of an actor is Irishman Liam Neeson? Browse the latest Amazon Prime from with Yidio! Alone, tired, and on the run, he plunges headlong into a deadly mystery to uncover the truth. However, this copy is falsely advertised as being a steelbook when in actual fact this was a rental copy. He has real range, as has been proven in his more dramatic roles, but let's face it, even at the age he is now, he is a total badass. Select the department you want to search in. Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2020. Liam's character, Dr Harris, is a trained assassin, but the weird thing is he forgets it after a car accident which leaves him bedridden with a coma for several days. When they reach the hotel, Martin realizes that he left his briefcase at the airport. And he is no Robert Redford or Paul Newman so unlikely that he would attract their attentions unless he was a millionaire, which he wasn't. When he wakes in a hospital, he realizes that he has amnesia.
With the assistance, however, of the taxi driver Gina (Diane Kruger) who was involved in the car accident with him but managed to extricate herself and rescue him from certain death, Neeson's character manages to survive their initial attempts to silence him and continue with his quest, which always comes up just short of revealing his true identity - until, one day, fate catches up with him in the person of Dr Cole (Frank Langella) who is the mastermind behind the team responsible for carrying out the assassination. Four days later, he awakens after a terrible accident to discover that his wife doesn't recognize him...that she is with another man named Dr. Martin Harris...and that men are out to kill him. So now you can in almost 3d, high resolution filming show anything. Hypnotic Tales 2013: Some Light Some Dark, Call of the Void: The Strange Life and Times of a Confused Person: 1, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 22, 2011. Get started by contacting your TV provider now. Better filming techniques. Ever. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Watch the first (and only decent) Taken, but also for the more subtle type of badass, watch The Grey, which was not great, but he was great in it. Braveheart and Mad Max. I guess Liam is in it for the money these days. This "threat" (to use a Shakespearean scholarly term) starts in motion a non-stop train of events that, along the way picks up the excellent Diane Kruger, the legendary Bruno Ganz and a cast of maybe good guys/gals and maybe bad girls/guys that make the whole trip very much worth it, Add to that well shot location photography in Berlin, in Winter, along with some very well executed car chases and you have a very serviceable thriller a la John Frankenheimer, Paul Greengrass or anyone else. Families can sit with their small children and see a crowbar to the head, blood pouring, guns killing people... Is anyone getting a bit concerned. Spotting his wife at a banquet, he proceeds to go and tell her what happened when she tells the hotel manager that she has never seen him before and that he is not her husband. I always thought Liam Neeson was a talented actor. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 24, 2014. For example Neeson's love interests played by Diane Kruger and January Jones are 25 odd years younger that the big star. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 56. Great stuff. Dr. Martin Harris arrives with his wife Liz in Berlin for a biotech conference. I used to watch a film because he was in it but now I don't watch a film because he is in it. An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. Oh, and can I just ask, did Neeson do his own stunts in the car chases?
This is one of Liam Neeson's best movies and certainly the most intriguing in my view. Unknown Watch on max go Unknown Dr. Martin Harris arrived in Berlin with his wife to attend a biotech conference. If so, then he is the grand badass of all. I disliked this movie in so many ways. During the process of this self-discovery, which involves the estimable assistance of Bruno Ganz as a private sleuth (Herr Jurgen), there are others in the organization who are out to 'get him', including Smith (Olivier Sneider) and a certain Jones (Stippe Erceg) who once played Holger Mainz in the Baader-Meinhof Complex, since he represents a kind of loose cannon and threat to the new team who are hell-bent on assassinating Professor Bressler (played by Sabastian Koch), who is responsible for a new strain of pest-resistant corn that could revolutionize agricultural production throughout the world to the detriment of the status quo, since the professor, with the backing of a wealthy prince, intends to make it freely available, while the assassination team only want to copy the blueprint in order that it may be commercially exploited. And despite the seemingly bizarre plot, it still manages to achieve an air of plausability, if in relation to a sinister motive that few if anyone would seriously condone. Recommended. Terrific Thriller With Another Great Liam Neeson Performance, Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2015, Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2020. I love this movie, felt very original, unpredictable, this is what I call a juicy movie!
Fresh from his exploits in Taken it was obviously a good idea to exploit Neeson's newly minted tough guy persona while still fresh in the mind of the film-going public: hence Unknown, a shamelessly derivative product if ever there was one!
After he stays in the hospital for awhile, he begins to remember who he is and signs himself out of the hospital to meet his wife at the hotel. He reveals everything to his protege, but only because he has his death in mind thanks to the ubiquitous presence of Jones. The first half of the story started out well but then I could see where it was going so I skipped through maybe twenty minutes and watched the last ten minutes... even that was too much... big yawn. Liam Neeson stars in this harrowing thriller as the mystery man trying to piece together his identity with the help of the taxi driver (Diane Kruger) who saved his life during the crash that erased most of his memory. CINEMAX GO® is only accessible in the U.S. and certain U.S. territories. Dr. Martin Harris arrived in Berlin with his wife to attend a biotech conference. But now his choice of material has gone downhill into the "B" action movie genre. Filled with action, mystery, drama, with great acting and an incredible storyline then felt so real, I highly recommend this film to anyone who loves those movies that keep you at the end of your seat from start to finish, I give this film five stars all the way! It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra; screenplay by Oliver Butcher & Stephen Cornwell, based upon the novel by Didier Van Cauwelaert. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Unknown is an Action, Mystery, Thriller movie that was released in 2011 and has a run time of 1 hr 53 min. Still enjoyed this thriller despite the improbability of the plot, the rather bland villains and the choice of actors to play certain key roles.
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This website may contain mature content. Whether consciously put there or otherwise the visual echoes of previous productions flicker and sometimes beam from the screen almost blindingly throughout. What a joke. Unknown to himself a replacement assassin (played by Aidan Quinn) has taken his place and is with his supposed wife Liz (played by January Jones), who is also a trained killer. Unknown subtitles. After finding her, the two are on the run for their life when a group of assassins starts trying to eliminate Martin and Gina. Convinced that his identity has been stolen, Martin looks for the cab driver that was in the accident with him. Violence sex... any thing. Just as it seems that Liam's character is about to be killed, however, up pops the glamorous taxi driver in a stolen taxi to save him once again (I won't describe how), and so set him on course to avenge himself on his former persecutors. I will no longer watch Keanu Reeves. Or anyone for that matter. Current Movies. Set in Berlin, it is a real mind bender with major twists which takes Neeson's character to the brink of insanity. Ably supported by January Jones and Diane Kruger, this is a highly enjoyable stolen identity thriller which, despite mixed reviews at the time, did very well at the box office.