(James Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Bridget Moynahan, et al / DVD / R / (2006) 2007 / IFC)
Overview: Academy AwardŽ nominee Greg Kinnear (Best Supporting Actor, As Good As It Gets, 1997; The Matador) and James Caveizel (The Passion Of The Christ) light up the screen in this riveting psychological thriller that delivers nerve-jarring suspense like The Usual Suspects and Memento.
DVD Verdict: 'Unknown' is a first rate jigsaw of a movie with lots of puzzling twists. A group of five men wake up in an abandoned warehouse, and have no memory of who they are or what they are doing there, but obviously it's not good. It seems that some of the guys are kidnappers and two of them are the victims, but who's who? The movie has a nightmarish quality and a few twists that are really surprising.
Jim Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Joe Pantoliano, Barry Pepper, Jeremy Sisto, Bridget Moynahan, and Peter Stormare are the talented actors involved. Unknown is like a mix of Saw's confined atmosphere with the unknown identity themed movies such as Memento. While the movie has a similar feel, I was completely immersed trying to figure out who to trust. The script also makes you root for certain members of the group that may not be one of the good guys! A fun movie to check out if you want to have a change-of-pace from all the typical shoot-em-ups so common today. Bottom line, it's time for "Unknown" to become well-known! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of just Deleted and Extended scenes.