Memory

critic Reviews

, 29% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • A pale facsimile of better action thrillers by star Liam Neeson or director Martin Campbell, Memory proves to be one of their most forgettable efforts yet.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I wish I could forget it!
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    Anupama ChopraFilm Companion
    Most of it is a serviceable mishmash of violence, sketchily written backstories to provide characters with motivation, corruption, bureaucratic politics and Neeson doing what he does best -- cleansing the world with a gun and righteous rage.
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    Peter SobczynskiRogerEbert.com
    One of our most powerful actors is again wasting his time on the kind of half-baked thriller Charles Bronson used to crank out with depressing regularity during the waning days of his career.
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    Leah GreenblattEntertainment Weekly
    The whole thing is so wrapped in leaden dialogue and B-movie cliché that by the last weary, bloodletting hour, you'll envy Alex's ability to forget.
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    Scott TobiasThe Reveal
    For Neeson, whose recent work has trended toward the "geezer teasers" that ensnared stars like Bruce Willis and John Travolta, the diminished memory device feels like an uncomfortable metaphor for a career on the wane.
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    In the end, Memory’s greatest asset might be that it knows exactly what it is — a fun combination of sleazoid action and surprising emotion. It’s the best kind of B-movie.
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    Matthew PassantinoBig Picture Big Sound
    When it comes to his thriller outings, autopilot is the only speed he [Neeson] has.
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    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    The unnecessarily convoluted psychological thriller “Memory” proves two things: 1) That Liam Neeson, when he wants to, can really act&#59; and, 2) that Liam Neeson acting doesn’t mesh well with Liam Neeson being an action star.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    It is a Liam Neeson movie, no more no less - it is a Liam Neeson movie.
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    Pablo O. ScholzClarín
    ... Lots of fights, lots of chases, lots of bullets, lots of death. Lots of lots. [Full review in Spanish]
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