6.11 h 51 min2017X-RayPG-13
When an inventor turns up dead, a mysterious man (Peter Dinklage) steals his latest invention: a device able to extract, record, and play a person’s memories.
Mark Palansky
Peter DinklageJulia OrmondMartin Donovan
English [CC]
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Henry Ian CusickAndrew HerrEvelyne BrochuAnton Yelchin
Daniel BekermanLee Clay
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4.2 out of 5 stars

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Dragon-FoxReviewed in the United States on June 14, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, haunting and brilliant story, acting & production
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It is so nice (refreshing) to watch a “film” that has all the necessary components to create an engaging and moving story without pretention and tons of money for special effects, etc. This was a poignant story with exceptional acting and production value!! I had only 1 issue with 1 detail not being accurate, but the story has 1other detail that is slightly sci-fi, for now. Maybe one day. Among the interest things about the conclusion, without any spoilers I can say, it’s not about finding out one of the main quests, or even about the actual journey but the meaning of what the journey is about. The 1st scene between Peter D and Lena O is POWERFUL and a reminder of what GREAT acting looks like (and evokes!). If you ever wonder what is the difference between a bad actor, mediocre actor and a great actor, watch that scene for a reference of what great acting looks like! Everyone in this film did a fantastic job! So sad to see Anton Yelchin, he was so talented!!
I can’t gush more about this film! It oozes perfection in that authentic way we just don’t have enough of today with so much noise and dilution in the art filmmaking. Thank you Palansky!! casting my was so good he even got the brother’s looks right on!!!
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PralineReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Damn good movie for adult minded people
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I rarely write reviews but this movie deserves one. I think Peter is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood and this was his finest portrayal though I hadn't heard of the movie until I saw it on the "new movies" list. Bored, hubby and I said "what the hell." WOW I am so glad we said that. Being in our 40's we have been jaded and uninterested in most of the new movies out the past few years. My husband usually falls asleep on the couch halfway through movies but he stayed a wake the entirety of this movie... mostly saying, "wow that's screwed up" and shaking his head. I do not wish to discuss the plot so as not to ruin the experience for others but if you like a good physiological mind movie this one is pretty damn good and written for ADULTS by ADULTS.
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PhD ChefReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting idea for a whodunnit mystery but horrible execution and character development. Peter Dinklage is excellent, as usual
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There are two types of viewers when it comes to appreciating a movie's plot. One type enjoys the plot unfolding steadily as it builds up to a climax, all the while fleshing out multiple characters' background stories to help the audience gain an appreciation for who they are and why they are portrayed the way they are. Another type enjoys the idea of a plot and is willing to overlook the actual quality of a movie's storytelling.

With that said, there's nothing wrong with a whodunnit murder mystery. Adding a dash of sci-fi, Rememory hopes to reinvent this timeless plot by adding some new twists by using the idea of memory extraction as the primary mechanism through which the plot unfolds. While this sounds great in theory (looking at you, type 2 viewers), memory extraction alone cannot fully enrich a plot that is basically a one-trick pony and neither can it overcome the fact that Sam (Peter Dinklage) is basically the only character with any decent character development here.

In short, the story being told by Rememory is more appropriate for a short film rather than a feature length, much less the nearly 2 hours taken here as the story moves along at a snail's pace sans any genuine attempt at helping the audience feel closer to any character in the movie. In fact, the only real plot twist of note comes at the rather anticlimatic big reveal, leaving the audience with all the satisfaction of a packet of aspartame.

Watch this movie for the excellent acting performance by Peter Dinklage. Hollywood apparently cannot fathom the idea of someone of his statue being a true star in a blockbuster. Avoid this movie if you want an actually interesting story line. The acid test I usually use here is, if I have the movie on while I'm doing chores, does it matter if I missed a chunk of it? Nope. After stepping away for 15 minutes, I didn't miss a beat and had no reason to revisit the parts that I missed.
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RichReviewed in the United States on November 30, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Frying your brain one memory at a time
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I would say this movie is fair. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either and that's why I could only give it 3 stars. This movie had a good Sci-Fi feel to it, but I felt like I was watching Minority Report and Flatliners put together. There's no telling the future here, but you can look at people's memories and put the puzzle together, but not without consequences haunting you. I thought Peter Dinklage did a good job in this movie, but at the same time, I don't think the character he played was too hard to play. I would suggest you rent before you buy. I don't think too many people will keep this movie and be excited to watch it again too soon after they watch it.

R.I.P. Anton Yelchin. I'm glad you made most of the moves you did. I will always watch them and you will always be missed.
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lawrence chanReviewed in the United States on November 12, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A rare, finely crafted work of extraordinary cinematic genius
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that follows closely in the footsteps of "Brainstorm"-1983 and "Minority Report-2002.

"Rememory"-2017 is a prodigy of the aforementioned films which touch upon the topics of technology interacting with the human brain and the consequences of exposing our innermost psyche.

The invention in "Rememory" is a modern-day Pandora's Box that taps directly into a given subject's memories,
the purpose of which is intended to be used as a psychoanalytic tool.
Any thinking person reading this review prior to watching the movie can already second guess the myriad of
beneficial and cataclysmic events that might ensue as a result of using such a device.

The script is subtle and brilliant in its ability to not only entertain but also engage the viewer in an ongoing debate over the ethics of the use of such a device.
The writers have successfully parsed the subject matter without cliches and histrionics and have provided us with a clever sci-fi detective story that is thoroughly engaging at every turn.

The film editing is flawless, every scene is essential and well-paced.
A brilliant cast led by a wonderful director delivers this story into the very lap of your own mind.

It's a pity we have to wait every couple of decades or so for films of this caliber to be produced.
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E. KauffmanReviewed in the United States on January 21, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Definitely recommend it!
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Very well done movie! Peter Dinklage is excellent as always and the ending is quite a surprise. It has a lot more depth than many of the movies done today, but is not slow-paced at all. It's based on a plausible futuristic theme with great characters and acting.
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SaturnberryReviewed in the United States on February 2, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
This has got to be one of the best movies I've seen in a very long time.
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There was a moment in FF7 where they leave reality behind and you're asking yourself, what the heck is happening??? What the heck am I looking at??

I had this experience while reading a Fred Pohl novel, where my mind started doing backflips.

There's a GK Chesterton book called "The Man Who Was Thursday" that floored me on multiple occassions. Some of his "Father Brown" stories do, as well.

I had a similar experience with this film. I figured out "Unusual Suspects" in about the first 15 minutes... This film - uprooted everything and left me speechless. I'm still in awe.

First of all, there's Peter Dinklage. He's such an amazing actor. Also, Anton Yelchin is in the film, which was an exciting and wonderous surprise. The story I was following, until I got to what I would consider a backflip moment. Mind Backflips. :)

Just like the end of "The Man Who Was Thursday", I keep asking myself: "What just happened?" I'm stunned. I love it!

If you like mysteries, I would definitely suggest this one. Watching it a second time brings another viewpoint that retains the chill of the mystery.
AnonymiceReviewed in the United States on March 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Overlooked by the Blockbusters
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I haven't seen sci-fi (TRUE sci-fi) this clever anywhere near a movie in a long time. It's set in the very near future and about plausible tech, so no spaceships, fights, or superheroes (NOT sci-fi), but yes, a gun (sigh). The emotional drama is high, as it is for finely crafted sci-fi. But it's not melodramatic in the least and has a fine cast, including the late Anton Yelchin, who died at 27, in a tragic auto accident, after bursting onto the scene with all the potential anyone could want. This may be my favorite Julia Ormond performance. She is no longer an ingenue, but still beautiful, and without the youthful baggage, she is free to act her a** off, and does so here. Pitch perfect. What can I say about 7-time Emmy best supporting actor nominee (3-time winner) Peter Dinklage that hasn't been said? Not much, but I'll try. He is such a charismatic actor and is always effective and engaging, with facial musculature that rivals Jim Carey's. Take your Ryan Goslings and over-exposed Matt Damon. This movie is testament to why he has top billing in Game of Thrones. This film should have had a theatrical release, with heavy promotion, instead of the mediocre dramas and performances that are the norm in recent years. Hollywood seems desperate for Oscar nominees and winners, yet Dinklage has never been nominated for one. This in spite of winning every other award on the planet.

The movie: I write so much about the cast because they make up for any minor issues in the film and lack of budget. The plot is very clever, and although people say it reminds them of other "memory" films (it reminds me most of Brainstorm (see it!)), this film has a very different twist and one I didn't guess before the reveal. Even though it's not a perfect film or highly polished (it's an Indie movie, after all), I think it will stick with me for a long time and will be one I watch several times. It's lush in the performances and characters (although Dinklage's character is not revealed until the end, for plot purposes, although I feel like I knew him due to the wisely crafted scenes and "hobbies"). The direction and editing are competent. The script has a few clunkers in the lines, but the cast minimizes them, and the plot and characterizations more than make up for the extraneous lines. All in all, a wonderful surprise for a Friday night!
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