Unknown Review

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Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.


Five guys, beaten and bloodied, wake up locked in a warehouse with no idea who they are or how they got there. That’s the premise behind Unknown, a shonkily assembled thriller that tries to combine elements from Reservoir Dogs, Memento and Saw. With such a threadbare set-up, this type of drama lives or dies on the characters, and with a cast this solid that shouldn’t pose a problem.

Tragically though, the actors deliver a clutch of half-baked performances without hint of improvisation — something badly needed to excite the toothless screenplay. Ungainly flashbacks and cut-aways to a redundant subplot dispel much of the tension, resulting in an unsatisfying experience for all concerned.

Moderately lame horror.