Really did not enjoy this film, was waiting for it to end and even then i couldnt be bothered to watch it all the way through. The car chase is one of the worst i have seen tbh and the story is pretty predictable from the start. The fact i dont appreciate Liam Neeson as an actor may mean i have been a bit harsh with the rating but i just did not like the film.
Stick to the bourne series :D
This movie suffers from a weak script and a bit of shoddy direction. The plot premise is ok for a thriller, but the way it unfolds is just illogical and cliched too many times (the characters are doing something because "the script says so" or "the director wants do do a certain scene now", not because it seems locical or fitting with what they want). The quality of the action scenes shifts between OK and "meh" (some nice car scenes, ok fight scenes, bad CGI in a couple of scenes). Overall this is ok to watch, but it's no "96 hours", "Bourne" or "The International".
this has been compared to 'taken'. why? because it has the same lead actor? sorry, nothing like taken, but very good on its own merits. it has been compared to the 'bourne' films. i disagree. i have not liked any of the bourne films, as im not a fan of the overestimated matt 'yawn' damon. 'unknown' is a very good film in its own right,a slow burner, but a brilliant story, well acted by all concerned. great to see bruno ganz (hitler in 'downfall'), and Sebastian Koch ('the lives of others' and 'black book), certainly the cream of the german film industry. all in all a very good film.