Memento Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 36

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 1194

Theatrical Release Date: 03/16/2001

Language: English

Genre: Mystery

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

Rating of
3/4

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.

Rating of
4/4

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.

Rating of
3/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/11/2014

The story is about a man who has no long term memory tries to piece together his life and finds things are not as they seem. This movie has really clever writing and great acting.

Full Movie Reviews

memento_mori
memento_mori
Producer

Rating of
4/4

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. …

sreekirch
sreekirch
Director

Rating of
4/4

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 …

MovieMike
MovieMike
Director

Rating of
4/4

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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