As dull a film as has ever gotten undeserved acclaim. Shameless narrative gimmickry can't disguise the emptiess at this film's core. A bore, from start to finish.
Simple story with genius storyline. Simply genius.
quite simply one of my favourtie movies :D and probably the reason why i like chris nolan
I hated this? Guy Pearce is a horrible actor. I couldn't get past the first 50 minutes...
Amazing movie that truly puts you in the protagonist's shoes by telling the story how he would view it... magnificent story, amazingly realized. Loved it.
There is too much to say about this film. Drop what your doing its worth it. Unbelievable and probably the inspiration for my most creative movie list. If you want a movie that will blow your mind (literally) this is it !
The backwards narrative keeps you just as confused Leonard is, and is done incredibly well. Great movie.
Stylish and exciting. A wild ride.
My favorite modern thriller.
One of the best films of the past decade. A couple responses to some criticism: Calling the structure a "gimmick" is, whether you like the film or not, incorrect. A gimmick is something that's only purpose is to draw attention to itself. It has no artistic merit. While the structure Nolan employs in Memento is certainly attention grabbing, it also serves the all-important function of putting the viewer in the shoes of the protagonist. That's not a gimmick, that just excellent use of the medium to connect with the audience and elaborate on theme. Furthermore, to complain that the film wouldn't be as good in order is ridiculous. Of course it wouldn't be as good in order! It wasn't meant to be seen in order. The entire effect and impact of the film hinges on the fact that it isn't in order. That's like saying 2001 wouldn't be as good without the space scenes. Or roller coasters wouldn't be as fun if they didn't go up and down. Silly…
Acting and cinematography are nothing to write home about, but the story... I have yet to see it rivaled, as far as non-linear mindfucks go. Truly extraordinary screenplay.
Overrated drivel. But definitely on the high end of drivel.
It's so bewildering for first time when I saw, turning back of the great process. Cool and It's marvelous flicks, unbelievable !!!
i watched this chronologically (the DVD has a hidden feature to do so) and it really makes u see the storyline and characters being less mysterious
One of the best written films of all time.
Guy Pearce's performance is incomparable to anyone else.
The story was unique.
I liked it a lot.
A pretty good mindfuck.
story tellin, simply good
A masterpiece, in my mind. Few other movies have managed to put the viewer so intensely into the mind of the protagonist, both by the use of the backward action and forcing the audience to choose, as the protagonist does, what to believe. Beautifully and immaculately crafted.
I was introduced into the world of Christopher Nolan was this film that garnered him and his brother, Jonathan, an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. I personally don't like the entire action in reverse. Seeing what actually transpired was a little disappointing to me.
Good film with a short but intense life span.
Love it. There really is no other movie out there quite like Memento.
Gimmick or not, I find the movie immensely entertaining and layered in its performances. I think Memento is fantastic. Definitely my favorite Nolan.
Leonard Shelby is one of the greatest narrators that I've run into in cinema. What makes Memento great is the confusion - even Leonard is confused, and that's something both him and the audience have in common. Great flick.
Part of the population that saw it more as a gimmick value then anything else. I don't seriously think it was horrendous by any means, but it definitely boils down to a very average film.
Christopher Nolan knows what he's doing. It baffles me how on a roll this guy is. Memento is just a taste of how impressive this guy is.
Gimmicky. If you take away the fact that it is played backwards the film is far from impressive. Props to the editor, about it.