Reviews

Unknown

2

Five guys, two sides, one room, no memory: Unknown’s premise grabs you by the short ‘n’ curlies as Jim Caviezel and assorted know-the-face actors wake up with gas-induced amnesia in an abandoned warehouse. Judging by the bullet wounds and handcuffs they’re all part of a kidnapping gone wrong; but who are the abductors, who are the abductees and which one’s the undercover cop? “It’s like a reality show as a movie,” claims co-star Greg Kinnear in 45-min Making Of Journey Into The Unknown, a fragmented, scrappy puff piece that’s less comprehensive than its running time suggests (high point: Swedish thesp Peter Stormare recalling how Caviezel, the man who once played Jesus Christ, accidentally broke his schnozz during shooting: “It was like an asteroid hitting me in my head.”). Though it runs barely twice the length, the film itself, with its choppy pace and perfunctory twist, proves just as forgettable.

 

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: August 20th 2007