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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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The films complexity coupled with the non linear format forced me to take measures I don't normally take while viewing a film! With reckless abandon I took a tattoo needle to my flesh logging the facts and details all over my body! Sadly Newton's law of gravity took effect.. the tattoo's are now indecipherable! Next time I'll use Post It Notes!
The first time I seen the film I detested the grotesque non linear format but after several viewings I have come to greatly appreciate this truly novel effort and have finally given it the love it fully deserves!
Nolan's sadistic magnum opus puts the audience's tits through the wringer! And it's no surprise they keep coming back for more!
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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.…
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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…
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…
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…
Fantastic movie. Top 5 movie of all time. Watched it three times in one week. Zero plot holes identified.
Sometimes when I watch Memento I pretend it’s another Cary Grant / Alfred Hitchcock movie. And then I like it even more.
I loved this movie! Such a creative storyline and a great cast. Another great movie by an amazing director.
You can watch it backwards and it will still be mysterious: what is the truth? I think in my first rewatching (I was way too young to understand it on my first viewing) I have come to a loose understanding of Leonard Shelby's plot line, but there are still questions that remain. Very rewatchable, darkly humorous at some points, and quite poignant when it comes to the portrayal of taking advantage of people with mental disabilities.
Και να φανταστείς ότι άλλοι εύχονται μια ζωή να μπορούσαν να ξεχάσουν μία κακή ανάμνηση!
Memento is the first known feature film by Director Chistopher Nolan (Despite 1998's 'Following' - Which should be checked out)
Shot on a small budget, this is the 1st of many Nolan films that are confusing on every level but never fail to deliver a fantastic journey.
It's chilling from start to finish and tells us the story of a man hellbent on revenge for the murderer of his wife.
Nolan helps deliver career best performances from his actors in a well wrote tale that kick-started a fantastic career, and delivered one of the most loved Indie films of the past few decades.
What a deliciously twisty pretzel of a movie "Memento" is. Christopher Nolan's second feature (though his first imprint on mainstream film culture) follows Leonard (played with a hint of dry wit by Guy Pearce), a man afflicted with anterograde amnesia. In other words, he is unable to produce new memories for himself. With this difficult handicap, a Polaroid camera and a pen, he sets out to find and exact revenge on his wife's murderer, believed to be a man by the name of John G...Only thing is, we see Leonard finish the job from the very start of the movie. As the audience, we're dropped at the chronological end of the story and we spend the length of the film…
This Film is my absolutely my favorite and I'm going to tell you why. When I first saw it I was very confused at first and I love movies that have me asking myself "What is happening?" because this movie's sequence of events goes instead in reverse and the Black and White scenes go forward and meet up in the middle and still be able to deliver a Plot Twist. I just like how original Christopher Nolan and his crew were able to create this masterpiece. Some might say Dark Knight and Inception are Nolan's best works but I think Memento is his best work.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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