IFC Films

It’s hard to point out anything good about the low-budget indie film Unknown. It’s hard to point out anything bad either; the film kinda just … happens. Five men awaken in a warehouse. One has a broken nose, one is tied up and one has been shot and handcuffed to a railing. It doesn’t take them long to figure out this is a kidnapping scenario, but that’s about all they figure out—all five have amnesia. The film’s hook is deciphering who is the kidnapper and who’s been kidnapped. There’s nothing noticeably wrong with Unknown; it just doesn’t live up to its potential. The acting, from guys like Joe Pantoliano and James “Jesus” Caviezel, is the best part, but Unknown proves that capable actors and an intriguing concept do not automatically make an interesting film.