• Memento (2001)

Memento

Release Date: March 16th, 2001

DVD Release Date: September 4th, 2001

R |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Leonard (Guy Pearce) is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty, however, of locating his wife's killer is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he's going, or why.

Cast: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior, Stephen Tobolowsky, Harriet Sansom Harris, Callum Keith Rennie, Russ Fega

Director: Christopher Nolan

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Team Todd, I Remember Productions, Llc, Newmarket Capital Group

Keywords: 2000s, Deception, Mystery, Quest, Dark, Wife, Revenge, Suspenseful, Murder

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    One of the most original and ultimately confounding mind games to reach the screen since "The Usual Suspects." show more

  • 100
    Lawrence ToppmanCharlotte Observer

    Pearce, who's in every scene except the Sammy flashbacks, dominates the picture through his feral performance. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Operates in an orbit somewhere between Oliver Sacks and Lewis Carroll. I can't remember when a movie has seemed so clever, strangely affecting and slyly funny at the very same time.

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)