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Memento (2000)

Mystery / Thriller | 113 minutes
3,90 6.807 votes

Genre: Mystery / Thriller

Duration: 113 minuten

Country: United States

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano

IMDb score: 8,4 (1.264.136)

Releasedate: 11 October 2000

Memento plot

"Some memories are best forgotten."

Leonard is an investigator for an insurance company. His memory is severely damaged after attempting to intervene in his wife's murder. Leonard is out for revenge, but his bad memory means he can only function properly by constantly taking notes, tattoos and taking Polaroid photos.

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Timey

  • 71 messages
  • 646 votes

It didn't bother me. Never hold me. Personally felt almost no excitement, wonder, tension or empathy; no smile nor tear.

The structure, the anti-chronological aspect, was equally interesting, but that quickly faded. Didn't like the plot much either. Honorable mention to Pearce, who carries the film.

To me it felt like a long-winded experiment without much content.

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Lovelyboy

  • 2691 messages
  • 1948 votes

Typical Nolan production, brother also co-wrote it, which as so often has no normal order, and ends in a mystery with twist.

In the beginning, the viewer is slowly but perfectly taken into the hazy world called amnesia. This is portrayed extremely well by direction and Pearce, partly reinforced by the opposite sequence. Besides the backward narrative style, which is a contradiction with Leonard because he has already forgotten what happened, there is a kind of surprise and doubt in the viewer that can be compared to Lenny's condition. Especially since no one seems to be trusted as the film goes on.

After an hour this is further confirmed with a number of dialogues. Everything seems to be in limbo and the paranoia is out of control. As far as I'm concerned, absolutely delicious. The atmosphere and tension only increases, with the special story about Sammy as an omen, and finally the judgment falls, the denouement in the last minutes.

Memento is a must for lovers of psychological thriller or mystery. The film can also be called sober and small-scale with only a few actors and no large backgrounds or settings, something that does not matter. Pearce in very good shape and music co-created by David Bowie

In that respect, .Memento is a wonderful film that sometimes leaves you scratching your head afterwards.

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Brabants

  • 2544 messages
  • 1893 votes

Memento a film with a good concept and well thought out. The effect is bad because it's just a boring story. The protagonist is also not very interesting. His affliction kicks your ass after half an hour.

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