Overall Rank: 36
Average Rating: 3.2/4
# of Ratings: 1209
Theatrical Release Date: 03/16/2001
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Jorja Fox, Stephen Tobolowsky, Russ Fega
Plot: A man who has no long term memory tries to piece together his life and finds things are not as they seem.
Quick Movie Reviews
Indyfreak - wrote on 03/09/2020
Marvelous mystery thriller led by someone who is both an unreliable narrator and an amnesiac!
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019
All the events are shown in reverse order. So what? That does little to change the fact that everything else about "Memento" is pretty average.
Oldpinkdogbar - wrote on 03/19/2015
Gripping story of a man who is not able to form new memories. Christopher Nolan's brilliant storytelling device lets the audience experience the events of the film as the main character would. The acting, directing, and writing are excellent.
Full Movie Reviews
A jaw-dropping Hitchcockian-like thriller-mystery
memento_mori - wrote on 06/27/2013
Easily the most complicated movie I've ever seen, with its outstanding structure, acting, direction and overall story, Memento is a modern mystery classic, with a slight trail of neo-noir.
Leonard Shelby is from San Francisco. He has a motel room. He has a car. He has a murdered wife. What he doesn't have is his memory. And still, armed with basically next to nothing, he sets out to find his wife's killer.
Christopher Nolan made the right choice choosing Guy Pearce to embody Leonard Shelby, because he is a perfect fit. I can see he is tormented, confused, determined and vengeful, visualizing some of the most well-developed and directed characters put to screen.
I actually feel kind of sorry for Guy Pearce, he's a great actor. He started off excellently in the late nineties with L.A. …
A crackerjack neo-Nair retrograded approach
sreekirch - wrote on 03/18/2012
Memento is a psychological thriller that does not begin and end, but ends and then shows how it began. Christopher Nolan adapted the basic plot from his brother Jonathan’s short novel Memento mori. Although there were many changes in the feature film, the basic idea is from the novel. Christopher Nolan is already known for the Following in 1998, where he adapted a technique in showing elements in reverse chronological order and even though he did not get much attention with that, memento will make him recognize himself. This movie stands as his own and it will define him. The various elements in the movie like plot, narration and action set ups are all having some uniqueness in terms of demonstrating. I will say that action scenes are not really engaging enough to set the seats high in …
Unforgettable Effort By Chris Nolan
MovieMike - wrote on 12/22/2011
I have to confess to this great affinity for films that are considered ‘off-beat’; ‘Fargo’ (1996) is a personal favorite. In addition to that gem, the Coen brothers have provided us with other great titles in this genre, such as ‘Raising Arizona’ (1987), ‘The Big Lebowski’ (1998), and ‘No Country For Old Men’ (2007). There are a few other directors who’ve worked in this category; Quentin Tarantino, whose directorial credits include ‘Reservoir Dogs’ (1992) and ‘Pulp Fiction’ (1994), immediately comes to mind. Other films of this type seem to have been one-shot entries for directors such as John Herzfeld, who offered us ‘Two Days In The Valley’ (1996). Director Chris Nolan made his initial foray into the genre with his first full-length feature film …
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