Memento Synopsis
A man (Guy Pearce) has short-term-memory loss since the murder of his wife.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
One of the most original and ultimately confounding mind games to reach the screen since "The Usual Suspects."
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Pearce, who's in every scene except the Sammy flashbacks, dominates the picture through his feral performance.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Memento, which may be the ultimate existential thriller, has a spooky repetitive urgency that takes on the clarity of a dream.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Operates in an orbit somewhere between Oliver Sacks and Lewis Carroll. I can't remember when a movie has seemed so clever, strangely...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Like the best filmmakers at Sundance 2001, Nolan leaps into the wild blue and dares us to leap with him. Go for it.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Terrifically satisfying film.
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Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
A puzzle movie in which the puzzle is actually worth the time and effort to solve.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Has the unanticipated craft and artfully ambiguous appeal of last year's "Croupier," a movie whose art-house word-of-mouth success could be...
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The most disorienting and trippiest data-retrieval caper in years.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Bound to be talked about, debated and eviscerated far more than it's understood.
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Memento @ The Egyptian with Q & A with director Christopher Nolan

By kkoster2005
The Egyptian Theatre is a beautiful theater with large comfy, almost recliner-like seats. FYI snack bar is cash only. I enjoyed Memento when I first saw it, but to see it on the big screen was so...

best movie ever

By harryperezzz
absolutely the best movie I ever watched in my life....


By Mexicanjedi
By Far one of my All time Favorite Movies. Done by Mr. Christopher Nolan so you know it will be amazing. Like most of Nolan's films, Inception, The Dark Knight, Batman begins, and the Prestige, this...

Great film!

By mark2439
Guy Pierce was fantastic. The story reallyesses with traditional structure and allows for quite a good time as we follow the protagonist. Highly recommend it...

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By lovestalentmoviefan
awesome intelligent wish_i_had seen_it_-in theatres...

An intelligent film that blew me away!

By Varvaro
Ok this movie is confusing if you don't watch ever second of it, but if you get it, you will love it. This movie is pure art and should be much more well known than it is currently. Go and see this...

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Rated R | For Language, Drug Content and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Innovative thriller has a mature premise, edgy content.
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