Movie Review | Unknown (2011)

A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Writers: Oliver Butcher (screenplay), Stephen Cornwell (screenplay), and Didier Van Cauwelaert (novel “Out of My Head”)Stars: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones
(Source: IMDb.com)

I can’t believe it’s another psychological movie. LOL. But this one, I enjoyed a great deal!

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3.5Visual/Special Effects: 

Alright! I give up, this has visual/special effects but not too much. I love how they made the slow-mo during the crash scene on the bridge. Though, I was a bit confused first on why the hell did the cellphone emphasized (I thought it was for endorsement purposes, LOL, I was wrong). Anyways, good car stunts and effects.

3.5Audio/BGM/OST: 

Action-packed movie so there is no memorable music to go on and on in your head. But, the BGM they chose for the chase and other fast phased scenes are still commendable.

4.5Script:

Brilliant! The script is great! Watch it to know why! Just kidding, but it really is great though I kinda remember “Bourne Identity” with this script. Even then it’s great~

4.5Plot/Story: 

Alright, I really really am into psychological movies that makes you REALLY THINK during the whole debacle. I like the story, which I understand is based on the novel “Out of My Head“. I love how unpredictable the whole scenario goes on, and how the twist at the near end really twisted me to knots. LOL. This is a conspiracy movie that makes you think, what will happen if I was in his shoes? My score says it all~

4.5Characters: 

This part is what’s the best part for me. The characters are really great actors for acting their role, LITERALLY. Even I myself had been deceived by their play acting. I never thought that they would really do that just to get their ways. Then, there’s also the mystery behind each and every character. Who’s who?

4.5Cast: 

Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) is quite the guy! You rule!! He really put his heart to his acting. Oh, and of course the other casts, which isn’t really familiar with me, but I do know starred in other great movies. They did GREAT! Just as I was saying, they are playing a role inside a role which is a little bit confusing if not hard but WTH they played off well~

4Ending: 

I really like the ending, though I might consider an alternative one for better viewing. And, it might be full of mystery and twists near the end but during the ending, it’s a little bit predictable. Nevertheless, it’s still a nice ending, though.

4Overall: 

For a conspiracy mystery thriller movie, this is one of the good ones. The conspiracy might be subtle at first but will be full blown once in the climax. The overall feel of the movie is good and really mysterious that the audience will be thrilled to find out HOW THE HELL DID THAT HAPPENED? For most of the time, the audience will just stare at the screen and decidedly look dumbfounded, especially when Martin A meets Martin B at the Professor’s lab. Oh! And also who the real perpetrator really is. LOL. Worth the watch!

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