Tightly scripted and delivered film on remembrance that thrives on the Nazi criminal manhunts systematized largely by Jewish holocaust survivors or their relatives, this has the advantage of a great performance by Christopher Plummer that makes even the hard-to-believe revelation plausible and moving. Without any dramatic pyrotechnics, this is a methodical and serious meditation on History's traces and traumas.
Interesting post noir attempt, that sometimes works but often doesn’t feel fully handled with the real technique that this kind of cinema needs. Plummer is great but the film doesn’t totally earn its major twist, which is a good one. Frankly it made to much "sense" up top for the film to have such a large twist.
One where I wish I could give half ratings, as this would be a 3.5. I'm still making sense of how I feel about the much-maligned "manipulation" but there is no denying the power of Plummer's performance or the atmosphere that Egoyan manages to create as Zev continues his journey.
Après son déplorable film précédent, Egoyan a repris en partie ses esprits, déléguant à son personnage principal, interprété par Christopher Plummer, son énergique quête de la mémoire, cette fois-ci bien loin des racines arméniennes, mais dans les tréfonds de l'Holocauste qui risque de se retrouver bientôt aux bans de l'oubli avec la disparition des derniers représentants de l'abomination nazie.www.cinefiches.com
Despite its' ridiculous and unbelievable conclusion there are many pleasures to be taken in this dubious effort by Egoyan. The scripting is weak but the lead turn by Christopher Plummer as the Alzheimer's afflicted would-be hitman is quite extraordinary. Solid camerawork by Paul Sarossy making the most of Ontario locations. Unfortunately the Egoyan drought is not quite over yet.
Christopher Plummer should win an Oscar for this. Some critics have called it manipulative and borderline exploitation but I think what this film achieves is exactly what Hitchcock did so well and what this film resembles, in the best sense. Without a doubt, Egoyan's best film in years.
A pretty interesting road movie until the soap opera ending. One of the dumbest and most manipulative twists in a movie since Identity. It's too bad it ends so badly, because Plummer is as good as always and the story is so captivating. I just wish it was a bit more substantive.
Atom Egoyan hat einmal bereitwillig zugegeben, dass seine Filme mehr und mehr an Erfolg einbüssen. Remember ist für mich der Beweis, dass ihm diese Tatsache nicht allzu schaffen macht. Immerhin handelt es sich um ein kolportagehaftes Psychodrama über die Suche nach einem Nazi Verbrecher... mehr auf cinegeek.de