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Memento, 2000

Memento
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Christopher Nolan
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  113 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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Memento can be described as mind bending, clever, and bleak. The plot revolves around memory loss, mistaken identities, and manipulation. The main genres are independent, thriller, and mystery. In terms of style, Memento is nonlinear, is neo-noir, and involves twists and turns. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It is located in the USA. Memento takes place in the 1990s. Visually, it is partly black and white. It is derived from a short story. Memento has received attention for being original, a modern classic, and a Sundance Festival winner. Note that it involves drugs/alcohol, profanity, and violent content.

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MEMENTO, the second feature by writer-director Christopher Nolan (FOLLOWING), is an intricately constructed... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 9 August 2001
Runtime: 113 min

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Guy Pearce Guy Pearce As Leonard
Carrie-Anne Moss Carrie-Anne Moss As Natalie
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Enthralling or infuriating.
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A brilliant feat of rug-pulling, sure to delight fans of movies like "The Usual Suspects" and "Pi."
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Missing Pieces of This Puzzle
It was so confusing, trying to mentally keep up with the twists and turns of this film - and to top it off it's all backwards! I'm sure Christopher Nolan had a blast messing with the audience's minds this time around. The ending left me so...
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18.December.2012 |  by: Kezia
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Kezia rated this title
Great structure
Love the timeline, starts at the end and ends in the middle. Genius
09.October.2012 |  by: mattbright
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mattbright rated this title
This was a movie worth watching over again. Finally a different approach to film making. I liken it to a path that has an end.
23.April.2011 |  by: John Trefethen
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so so
Amazing acting. great story. but for the life of me i could not figure out what was going on. its way too confusing to be enjoyable i kept having to pause the movie and think " ok whats happening". but thats the point i guess. i did like the fact...
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28.June.2010 |  by: Hunnybunny
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Hunnybunny rated this title
I haven't seen a movie like this ever. I like movies with twists, and luckily for me, I understood the backwards narrative. If you want a rest from bockbuster action movies or dumb teen comedies, then you should rent this. If you don't at least...
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11.October.2009 |  by: VichusSmith
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VichusSmith rated this title
With the exception of one obvious and immense plot hole - how does Leonard know he has this condition, if he suffers from it? - this is an excellent movie. The incoherent, disjoint (and reversed) narrative lets us vicariously share the protagonist's...
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08.October.2009 |  by: DukeofOmnium
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DukeofOmnium rated this title
Like other gimmick films such as the Usual Suspect or Blair Witch Project, this movie does break new ground with the use of the backward narrative. However, just as the last scene of Blair Witch left me with a "huh...what was that?" feeling, so does...
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21.April.2009 |  by: Christopher Lee
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Christopher Lee rated this title
Many reviewers promote this film based on the interesting technique of showing the chapters in reverse order. While that is an interesting storytelling device, I recommend this film because of the human and philosophical aspects explored. This is...
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16.March.2009 |  by: John Kelly
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Excellent
This psychological thriller shows what it's like to suffer from memory loss. What makes it special is the way the murder mystery is revealed and how the truth is uncovered as the plot moves chronologically backwards. This is a film you will not soon...
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15.August.2008 |  by: ralph.wiggum
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twists and turns
Quite a weird movie. It's not for everyone. It takes a long time to resolve the mystery but it's woth it.
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