Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's all very Hitchcockian, at least for a while. And clever and exciting, too, even if the convergences begin to strain credulity, and, when you think about it, defy logic, too.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Neeson has a way of getting upset - a frantic purposefulness - that fills viewers with both empathy and anticipation: He's so miserable that we care.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Director Jaume Collet-Serra provides a steady flow of suspense and a very Polanski-esque feeling of paranoia.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Neeson is much better suited to the loneliness and self-doubt of Martin's crisis than he was for the thuggery of the previous movie.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Twisty, engaging thriller.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie whips up a big old puree of ingredients borrowed from other cinematic recipes.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
ignore the pileup of implausibilities and Unknown becomes a diabolically entertaining con game. Does it jerk you around? Yes. Suck it up. The ride's worth it.
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That's eventually what Unknown is - violent, impersonal and comforting.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Trying to decipher all the convoluted pathways could drive you mad. Mostly, though, it is so ludicrous that it will unintentionally inspire laughter.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
All of the nonsense piled on nonsense does provide some measure of pleasure. Unknown gets better by getting worse.
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56 out of 100
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