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Some memories are best forgotten.
Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby snaps Polaroids of people and places, jotting down contextual notes on the backs of photos to aid in his search and jog his memory. He even tattoos his own body in a desperate bid to remember.
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Part Six of Preparing (As Much As Humanly Possible) For Interstellar
Memento is one of Nolan's most gripping works, a puzzle-box neo-noir of intimate and tragic beauty, all tied in with a narrative that is told uniquely and effectively. Completely dropping any sign of a linear story or framework, the film goes off the rails in the finest way possible, culminating in a film that is funny, powerful, saddening, and wonderfully cinematic.
Guy Pierce is at his finest here, playing the protagonist of Leonard with an oblivious and shocking timidity. It works for the role, which happens to be one of the finest characters in any of Nolan's films. Similarly great are Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano, both adding to…
An unforgettable journey into the mind of a man with no memory, Memento is one of the most original, fun, inventive, intriguing & puzzling brain-teasers of all time that will have its viewers guessing from the very beginning to the very end & even afterwards. Having gained a significant cult following over the years, Christopher Nolan's breakthrough feature beautifully exhibits his incredible talent as a storyteller & remains one of the finest features of his illustrious film career.
Divided into 2 adjacent timelines which periodically alternate throughout its runtime, Memento tells the story of Leonard Shelby; an ex-insurance detective who is suffering from short-term memory loss which leaves him incapable of building new memories and has to rely on notes & tattoos as reminders.…
How well-developed must a story be to be able to tell it backwards? I'd say pretty well.
I can't specify what really caught me in this movie (I tend to only give 5 stars to films that I feel an exciting, intimate connection with), but it was just perfect from beginning to end. After the first five minutes, I was hooked and greedily staring at the screen. I wanted to know more. Guy Pearce's character - Lenny - is loveable and very easy to relate to. In fact, after giving it a thought or two, I decided that if the story was told in chronological order, he wouldn't be so likeable in my eyes, as at the end - or…
"Memento" is a 2000 American neo-noir mystery-psychological thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, adapted from his younger brother Jonathan Nolan's short story "Memento Mori". The film Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss. and Joe Pantoliano. The story is about a man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.
The main feature of this movie is that it goes backwards. Which means that the scene that follows is actually the incident which happens prior to the current situation. This is quite demanding for the viewer, and a result, requires repeat viewings. Though I can can see how this put some viewers off, I find "Memento" to be one of…
Seventeenth watch of Noir-Vember. I disliked the ‘twist’ in this year’s Interstellar, but boy oh boy does Memento prove that Christopher Nolan is the contemporary sovereign with regards to twist-endings in movie screenplays. Un-be-fucking-lievable. Waited three years to revisit this in order to wipe the ending (or should I say beginning) from my memory as much as possible just so that I could relish in its awesomeness yet again. Memento, Nolan’s first real feature length film, is an unchronological - starting at the close and closing at the start - murder mystery detective story with an insurance investigator, named Leonard who’s played by a stellar Guy Pearce, in its leading role. Leonard, however, is suffering from the repercussions of a…
Crítica por: Helena Rodrigues
“Eis um filme do realizador Christopher Nolan, que já nos ofereceu argumentos complexos de fazer coçar a cabeça como foi o caso de “Inception”, “Interstellar” e até “The Prestige” (para quem não conhece, vejam!).
O filme “Memento”, é bem antigo, eu sei, mas só há pouco tempo tive oportunidade de vê-lo após emergirem rumores de um remake do mesmo, e agora compreendo o choque do público com o possível remake. Para quê mexer no que já está bom.
Em “Memento” conhecemos a personagem “Leonard”, interpretado por Guy Pearce. Leonard é um homem atormentado por não conseguir reter memórias a longo prazo desde que sofreu um traumático acidente, onde perdeu a sua mulher. Desde então, Leonard persiste…
Tenía mucho hype y me ha decepcionado. No digo que la narración no esté bien, es el contenido no el continente el que me aburre.
A fascinating and thrilling movie. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. Classic Nolan mindfuck. A truly fantastic and intriguing film.
I've said it before, but my favourite movies are ones that make me think. I love movies with twists that make you rethink the movie, like Fight Club and Donnie Darko, or ones like American Beauty, that make me reconsider the world around me. This movie makes use of a plot that advances in revers chronological order to create this deep thought effect, so I tried to think while watching it, does it hold up without this gimmick?
The answer is a resounding yes. I've come to expect only the best from director Christopher Nolan, and he most definitely does not disappoint this time around. While the performances aren't necessarily remarkable, suspense is kept up the whole film leading up…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Really liked it
8/10 or 4/5
Is the ending up to your interpretation?
One of Nolan's finest, if not his best, this movie contains constant twists and mind bending plot devices due to the main character's loss of short term memory. After witnessing his wife's murder, a man named Leonard attempts to track down her killer. Its hard to do that when you don't even trust yourself. The reocccurring stories about Leonard's past are great are great, though it becomes clear Leonard is not a reliable narrator. Fans of either Insomnia and Interstellar will not be disapointed.
Well played, Mr. Nolan. Well played.
Unique narration, which is a bit confusing but never TOO confusing. Worth a rewatch!
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