After finding a hallucinogenic drug, Dr. Briggs finds he has memories of a past that aren’t his. Seeing visions of abductions and murders, he begins to believe the memories may belong to the father her never knew.
Dennis Hopper (Max), Billy Zane (Briggs), Tricia Helfer (Stephanie), Ann-Margret (Carol), Terry Chen (Chang), Deirdre Blades (Alisha), Emily Hirst (Bonnie), Emily Graham (Allison), Matt Fentiman (Terrell).
Memory starts off a bit slow like a bad memory that you don’t want to come back. Once Briggs starts having more interesting visions the film generates a bit more interest, and once the visions start to take some form things get even better. With some decent suspense moments and some BOO shots the film actually becomes entertaining and actually wraps up with some good action which makes us forget that getting there was a bit more painful than it should have been.
Acting was actually pretty good here. Zane felt almost realistic with the excellent support of Helfer, Margret, and Chen. Hopper was good but felt a bit animated in his role. The remainder of the supporting cast was decent.
Camera work was interesting and the flashback shots were pretty well done. Sets and backgrounds were simple but good. Effects were minimal but fit the film well. Dialogue was okay if nothing exciting. Sound and soundtrack were okay.
Overall Memory was mildly entertaining but in the end, forgettable. The film just didn’t develop the energy it could have considering the acting skills involved. Thriller fans will likely enjoy this the most with mystery fans close behind.
With some foul language and disturbing images this should be fine for older teens and above.
Memory is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
copyright ©2011 Dave Riedel
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