Memento (2000)
Memento (2000)

Memento (2000), A Christopher Nolan Film. Movie Reviews

Memento is a 2000 thriller directed by Christopher Nolan based on the story of his brother, Jonathan Nolan. Starring Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss (Matrix) and Joe Pantoliano.

Memento. Plot

Leonard (Guy Pearce) is an insurance investigator whose memory has been damaged following a head injury he sustained after intervening on his wife’s murder. His quality of life has been severely hampered after this event, and he can now only live a comprehendable life by tattooing notes on himself and taking pictures of things with a Polaroid camera. The movie is told in forward flashes of events that are to come that compensate for his unreliable memory, during which he has liaisons with various complex characters. Leonard badly wants revenge for his wife’s murder, but, as numerous characters explain, there may be little point if he won’t remember it in order to provide closure for him. The movie veers between these future occurrences and a telephone conversation Leonard is having in his motel room in which he compares his current state to that of a client whose claim he once dealt with. (filmaffinity)

Memento (2000)
Memento (2000)

Movie Reviews

“A bravura tribute to the spirit of ‘Point Blank’ (…) ‘Memento’ deconstructs time and space with Einstein-caliber dexterity in the service of a delectably disturbing tale of revenge” Lisa Nesselson: Variety

“I can’t remember when a movie has seemed so clever, strangely affecting and slyly funny at the very same time” Joe Morgenstern: The Wall Street Journal

Memento (2000)
Memento (2000)

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Memento (2000)
Memento (2000)

Movie title: Memento

Movie description: Leonard (Guy Pearce) is an insurance investigator whose memory has been damaged following a head injury he sustained after intervening on his wife's murder. His quality of life has been severely hampered after this event, and he can now only live a comprehendable life by tattooing notes on himself and taking pictures of things with a Polaroid camera. The movie is told in forward flashes of events that are to come that compensate for his unreliable memory, during which he has liaisons with various complex characters. Leonard badly wants revenge for his wife's murder, but, as numerous characters explain, there may be little point if he won't remember it in order to provide closure for him. The movie veers between these future occurrences and a telephone conversation Leonard is having in his motel room in which he compares his current state to that of a client whose claim he once dealt with. (filmaffinity)

Date published: December 12, 2021

Country: United States

Duration: 115 mins

Director(s): Christopher Nolan

Actor(s): Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior, Stephen Tobolowsky, Harriet Sansom Harris, Jorja Fox

Genre: Thriller

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Summary

One og the best thrillers this century

Overall
7/10
7/10