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‘Unknown’ May Need a Warning Label

Liam Neeson, in a moment of quiet repose before he loses his mind, with January Jones. (Warner Bros.)

‘Unknown,’ the latest slick genre flick from director Jaume Collet-Serra (‘Orphan,’ ‘House of Wax’), is, indeed, stylish, and features an attractive cast in Liam Neeson, January Jones, Diane Kruger, the great Bruno Ganz, and Frank Langella. Yet it’s so convoluted that it left my head spinning, and not in a good way.

The plot is so contrived and so far-fetched and so incredibly convoluted that we’d be happy to leave it in the land of make believe; just leave us alone with all the explaining and justifying. But the movie insists on providing details that we don’t need. It’s meant, perhaps, to be a distraction; the movie has more red herrings than the biggest fish market in the world.

You can read my entire review at Pegasus News, which marks my first appearance there as guest reviewer.

‘Unknown’ opens wide across the Metroplex today. Check showtimes via Google.