Memento (2000)

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Some memories are best forgotten

Directed By Christopher Nolan Starring Guy Pearce  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Stephen Tobolowsky  •  Harriet Sansom Harris Genres Crime Thriller  •  Crime  •  Mindbender  •  Mystery  •  Post-Noir  •  Psychological Thriller  •  Revenge Film  •  Thriller Studios &
Academy Award Nominated  •  Lionsgate Entertainment  •  A.V. Club's The New Cult Canon  •  Summit Entertainment  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  Independent Spirit Award for Best Film Winning  •  Independent Spirit Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Complex's 50 Indie Movies You Need to See Before You Die  •  Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Picture Winning  •  Paste Magazine's 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time  •  Writers Guild of America's 101 Greatest Screenplays
Release Info September 5, 2000
B&W and Color  •  113 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (13)


Nononsense on 5/4/2013 Reply  · 

This is the only movie where you can give spoilers without spoiling the movie. At the top of this page, it says, "Some memories are best forgotten." If you've watched the movie and if you truly understand it, then you know that's a spoiler. But an innocent bystander that hasn't seen the movie wouldn't even know it's a spoiler until AFTER they've seen the movie and understood it in full. By then, it's not really a spoiler!!! This is the sign of brilliant movie-making. Only Nolan could concoct such a storyline.

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Lugnut14 on 5/5/2014 Reply  · 

Don't know why this movie is #73 all time. Hated this movie, although not as much as Fight Club. They are both twisted sadistic pieces of crap, although Fight Club more so

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AverageMovieBuff on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

Are you one of those people who didn't understand either movie?

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Arthouse on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

Nolan's best. Better than The Dark Knight. He should do more intellectual movies like this. His brother wrote a story which he'd based it off. They could be a team in film like the Cohen Brothers; The Nolan Brothers.

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alexbernstine on 1/8/2015 Reply  · 

They actually do collaborate! I think they wrote Inception together!

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Danny237 on 3/5/2015 Reply  · 

Only Nolan in my top 200

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AverageMovieBuff on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

I'm glad you're not on the Nolan bandwagon but didn't you like The Dark Knight? That was a great individual movie.

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Koroy on 5/29/2015 Reply  · 

Very very very good movie

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Koroy on 5/29/2015 Reply  · 

Very very very good movie

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Koroy on 5/29/2015 Reply  · 

Very very very good movie

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copulman on 1/9/2016 Reply  · 

Best ending I've ever seen. This is Nolan at his finest. I've seen it over 10 times and never get tired of it. The way the two timelines converge is perfect. Guy Pearce's best work, and even the supporting cast is excellent. The only movie so far I'd ever give a 10/10.

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