As far as relatively low-key Hollywood thrillers go (stars, budget, locations, director etc) you could do a lot worse than seeing Unknown in cinemas - just don’t expect too much.
It’s not Taken: Part 2 as the trailer and posters might have you believe, and more the good for it. Part conspiracy thriller, part actioneer, part spy movie, Unknown doesn’t have much in the way of originality but what it does do it does pretty well. The car chases are very well staged and exciting, the fights well choreographed without turning into a martial arts movie, and the plot is easy to follow without being too obvious. Liam Neeson is too good an actor for us to not believe he can do whatever it is he is doing in whatever film he is doing it in. The supporting cast are all fine too and despite several of the characters being drastically underwritten, the action just about forgives this. Only just.
Yes, the film is full of plot holes and is ludicrous throughout, but sensibility is often the first causality in action films. It could have been much tighter and much better but what we were left with if good, fun entertainment, if instantly forgettable.