10 Responses to “Memento (2000)”

  1. Jeff says:

    Spot on!

  2. Marc says:

    4 Stars…that’s a no brainer:P Perfect editing is right as that’s the only way this movie works. Try it forward and there’s not much to it, especially no a-ha a the end. Great write up Heather. Belated Happy New Year to you and the rest of the Mobsters.

    Funny enough I was just thinking about this. Reading this puts a little perspective on the Inception ending. It’s ambiguous sure but if you think about it, has Nolan ever made a film with a happy ending?? The answer to that my friends should help you decide how you feel about Inception:)

  3. Kaiderman says:

    I love Memento. I need to watch it agsin. It’s been awhile. I do believe if you watched all the black and white scenes in order, they would end where the color stuff would chronologically begin… if that makes sense. It’s been awhile but I think that was our assessment.
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  4. says:

    Great review. I still maintain that MEMENTO is my favourite film of all time. What’s best is how, because of the structure, the twists seem so totally organic rather than feeling overly set-up.
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  5. Andrew says:

    It’s interesting that a decade after this, Nolan is still making movies about heroes who disconnect from reality– to varying degrees of course, but disconnecting nonetheless– between The Dark Knight and Inception. While Memento might still be his best movie (it’s really a toss-up between it and the aforementioned 2010 masterwork), what I find most compelling about it today is how its themes seem to continue to inform the rest of Nolan’s body of work so much.
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  6. filmgurl says:

    One of my favorite psychological thriller type movies, Christopher Nolan is brilliant! :)

  7. Fitz says:

    The fact that Leonard becomes a villain right before your eyes is… unsettling.
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  8. Yuuki-chan says:

    And now I’m interested in this movie. I’ve always been a sucker for psychological movies. :)

  9. Dan says:

    Totally agree with you Heather, it’s a brilliant movie. Sometimes I have to pinch myself when thinking about how smart the script is – the thought that went into it is immense. I think Nolan has done other films more straight forward in their entertainment value like The Prestige (my personal favourite of his work) but this might well be his best film.
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  10. Kirsten Sheppard says:

    Totally agree with you Heather, it’s a brilliant movie. I still maintain that MEMENTO is my favourite film of all time.
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