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Based on 26 Reviews
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  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    While the film raises simple but deeply puzzling questions about memory and identity, the hit-or-miss search for answers by the subject and assorted experts, family and friends is finally unsatisfying. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The film as a whole has the gravitas of a really thoughtful rock video. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A fascinating, somewhat frightening documentary. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The real subject of the film is Douglas Bruce sitting on two years of memories and told there is a 95 percent chance that another 30 years may return to him. A lot of people don't want to know when they're going to die. Maybe they wouldn't want to be reborn, either. show more

  • 88
    New York Post

    Veers between mystery, comedy, philosophical inquest and medical/psychological drama. show more

  • 75
    Allison Benedikt Chicago Tribune

    Equally fascinating and frustrating. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The Unknown White Male that Murray has made asks profound questions. They're just not necessarily the right ones. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    There's enough drama here to fill two hours. Whether or not that happens, Rupert Murray's account represents fascinating viewing, and the richness of the subject matter more than makes up for the crudeness of some of the visual elements. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Cushioned by money - which frees him from needing to work and allows him to fly around the world looking for his past - Bruce is attractive and well-spoken but not especially interesting, which leaves a yawning void at the story's center. show more

  • 70
    Stina Chyn Film Threat

    In terms of "narrative," the film keeps excellent pace, maintains your attention, and educates you on psychological ramifications of memory. show more

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