Action-thrillers are like eggs. They're easily overcooked and often served with ham.
But in "Unknown," we have a decent story with some slick twists to give us a real bang for our buck. It also benefits from star Liam Neeson, a gifted actor with a boxer's physicality.
Dr. Martin Harris (Neeson) arrives in Berlin only to suffer a horrible accident. He awakens from a coma to find that another man has assumed his identity. Even his wife (January Jones) claims not to know him and just stares at him blankly. (Turns out she keeps that facial expression throughout the film.)
It's bad enough that poor Martin must prove his identity, but now men with sinister haircuts are trying to kill him. He enlists gorgeous cab driver Gina (Diane Kruger) to help him.
"We have to get lost in the city" she announces, and dons a stylish beret and procures a cool leather jacket for a 6-feet-4, moviestar-handsome Martin.