Memory

Alex, an assassin-for-hire, finds that he's become a target after he refuses to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organization. With the crime syndicate and FBI in hot pursuit, Alex has the skills to stay ahead, except for one thing: he is struggling with severe memory loss, affecting his every move. Alex must question his every action and whom he can ultimately trust.

  • Released: 2022-04-28
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Mystery, Thrillers
  • Stars: Liam Neeson, Guy Pearce, Taj Atwal, Harold Torres, Monica Bellucci, Ray Stevenson, Stella Stocker, Antonio Jaramillo, Louis Mandylor, Ray Fearon, Lee Boardman, Rebecca Calder, Natalie Anderson, Harold Torres, Atanas Srebrev, Scot Williams, Kate Nichols, Trevor Van Uden, Sigal Diamant, Doug Rao, Daniel De Bourg, Mia Sanchez, Petar Kirilov, J.R. Esposito, Kalina Stancheva, Josh Taylor, Vlado Mihailov, Josh Macrena, Tudor Chirilă, Sofia Soltess, Lyubomir Bachvarov, Mariana Krumova, Danaya Velinova, Neda Spasova, Devina Vassileva, Dee, Raluca Aprodu
  • Director: Martin Campbell
 Comments
  • benoit5 - 31 December 2022
    Plot went on to long
    I was enjoying the movie and the start of the plot . His motto as a hitman to never kill children. So the rest of the movie after her death, is for revenge . Just kept this going way to long . How after getting shot he manages seal up the wound next we see of him he is fine.

    So many holes in the plot . The parking garage shoot out was one of the better scenes .

    I enjoyed the women who was the fellow FBI agent Memory in and out . Final 15 min , Just kept going on and on ..the whole boat scene was ridiculous.

    No idea the budget but Liam should give his pay to the actors .. wanted a simple movie .
  • matosoluiza - 30 December 2022
    What's with the hate??
    I don't get why a lot of people are hating so much. I actually find that it was a great movie, and maybe it even deserves a rewatch. The movie is about a trained assassin who has been hired to murder a young teenager. But he refuses. Now, he has to kill the people who hired him before the FBI find him. But, his memory starts to deteriorate. So he has to be fast. Now, that may sound really bad. But it is really good. This film is very underrated. It's like the hunter's prayer but you can actually understand what the protagonist is saying and the movie is a lot better. This deserves more attention. And, I think it is worth your time.
  • danielcereto - 21 December 2022
    Same soup, different flavor
    You have watched this movie a hundred times. Liam Neeson as Silvester Stallone knows his acting limits when you get old, and thanks to his acting experience, they choose easy roles to interpret to compensate the lack of freshness.

    Stallone in Tulsa King is great, doing his best role in years. Liam here is just OK. Nothing you have watched before. The suprise element here is predictable because of the weak script.

    But the surprise here is Guy Pierce, looking great, sharp and acting more than decently. An undereated actor.

    So, overall if you want another Liam's typical movie, go for it. Not bad but almost nothing remarkable good.
  • danielcereto - 21 December 2022
    Same soup, different spoon
    You have watched this movie a hundred times. Liam Neeson as Silvester Stallone knows his acting limits when you get old, and thanks to his acting experience, they choose easy roles to interpret to compensate the lack of freshness.

    Stallone in Tulsa King is great, doing his best role in years. Liam here is just OK. Nothing you have watched before. The suprise element here is predictable because of the weak script.

    But the surprise here is Guy Pierce, looking great, sharp and acting more than decently. An undereated actor.

    So, overall if you want another Liam's typical movie, go for it. Not bad but almost nothing remarkable good.
  • danielkilleen-43432 - 19 December 2022
    Would have worked as a comedy
    I really can't believe that somebody thought it would be a good idea to cast an elderly gentleman as an elderly gentleman losing his marbles.

    If it was a comedy, It would have to have worked but as a "serious "movie It is actually a bit of a joke.

    The scene where the firing pin has been left out, forgotten about, it's truly comedic and quite genius, but this is supposed to be an action thriller.

    I remember when the movie Taken was hot, and Liam Neeson was being interviewed, left right and centre, and at that time he said "I wanted to do a movie like this, before I was too old "

    Well, it has been about 15 years since the movie taken, And all Neeson has done since then his action movies and not one of them has come close to the one that launched them.
  • evulone - 18 December 2022
    It's better than the score tells you!
    This movie is probably something that you've seen before, but it also is a "comforting" action movie. Some have said it's too long, but I didn't look at the watch, waiting for it to be over.

    There's the anger you may have for corruption in the police departments, the frustration that rich people goes unpunished, the hope people have for making a better life for themselves, and the hope YOU have for watching a movie with a couple of twists, mostly decent acting, and some action.

    If you loved Taken, you will at least like this, and if you want a movie with an ending that doesn't drain your mood, this is a movie for you.
  • annalehtonen-26004 - 18 December 2022
    A bleak film
    It seems somehow that all the actors are unable to move any muscle in their faces except their lips while talking. I wonder if it's casting bad actors or bad directing, maybe both? I recognised the one playing Vincent Serra, it was Guy Pearce who is an great actor. Last time I saw him was in the Mare of Easttown which was freaking great! Too bad he joined this film with such a bad script. I mean, first we have the female FBI agent correcting an older male policeman's sexist remarks on a female victim, then she continues on making old "don't be such pussy" style jokes throughout the rest of the movie.

    I think that the Alzheimer's part was interesting but one could have done so much more with it, giving it depth. Now it was just one piece of the puzzle, even though the film is called Memory.

    And lastly, the antagonist. Why? Motivation? What was up with all the injections and prolonging life? So many questions. I don't need the answers because this film will be gone from my Memory tomorrow.
  • loco_73 - 16 December 2022
    A confused memory
    From the trailers this movie looked quite promising. A level above the now expected, yearly, Liam Neeson action movie. Something which has become a kind of tradition since about 2009 when the original "Taken" came out. This is a blessing and a curse. I loved the first "Taken" (uncut version) and "A Walk Amongst The Tombstones", and enjoyed "Unknown", "The Grey" and "Run All Night". The rest of Neeson's movies in this genre have ranged between just mediocre to barely ok.

    At the outset, keeping in mind the quite solid cast and director Martin Campbell (who also directed "Casino Royale" the only James Bond movie I ever actually enjoyed), "Memory" seemed to be one of the more solid productions starring Neeson. By all rights it should have been. Instead what ended on the screen was a muddled, badly paced and thoroughly pedestrian movie. The action was sluggish, the storyline was quite bland and the acting was all over the place.

    This flick seemed about as confused as Liam Neeson's character and his early onset of Alzheimer's...

    As a side note I also wanted to add that I found Monica Bellucci's, well her character's demise, quite disturbing and perhaps even unnecessarily violent. However it was so lazily added, poorly executed and clearly expected, that it bordered on the comical. I just think that a better scene, worthy of such an actress could have been created. I swear people in the industry must have it out for her or dislike her, because many movies I've seen her in, like "Malena" and "Irréversible" (that one is painful, cringe/vomit inducing to sit through") for example, she has these prolonged, painfully humiliating and violent scenes involving her characters. I am not squeamish when it comes to the depiction of violence in different mediums by any stretch of the imagination and I despise and abhor censorship, but once in a while... there's such a thing as too much...
  • mattias_fr - 13 December 2022
    Lame plot and bad acting
    I must admit I had low expectations when I pressed play on this one. Yet another story created to let Liam Neeson use his low and intimidating voice. And to my surprise, it was even worse than I anticipated... Is this how Neeson is being punished by Hollywood for his comment with racial implication in 2019? I'm in no way supporting what he said, I thought it was awful, but surely, there must be other ways to make use of Liam Neesons talents than this? A forced and rather dubious plot, catastrophic acting from just about everyone accept for Neeson and Guy Pearce (what has he done wrong to be casted in this?), you almost get the feeling of the acting ensemble just roughing it out in the hope of it to be over as soon as possible. The police detective portrayed by Ray Stevenson surely has to be purely ironic?! And the actor playing Nussbaum I fear rehearsed his performance in front of the mirror thinking that merely by giving the character a gruesome facial expression, it would play itself. I don't know, he might be a really good actor, but surely, not even he himself can be satisfied with his performance here?

    Don't see this, if you can't get enough of Liam Neeson taking out his revenge on bad people, watch Taken once more or even The Marksman. It's time spent much better than watching this.
  • patientjoel - 8 December 2022
    Skip it
    One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

    Acting, set design, script, the lot; everything is lacking realism and quality.

    Not a single character has any nuance or credibility. Stereotypes (and sexism) everywhere. The reputation of everyone involved in this debacle took a real hit.

    While I do struggle to imagine anyone enjoying this, looking at other reviews, some did somehow. I guess b-movie action fans would find some enjoyment, but even most die hard Liam Neeson fans won't enjoy it.

    Really, do yourself a favour and choose a different movie. There are plenty of brainless action movies, which still manage to entertain.
  • kosmasp - 7 December 2022
    Doing it by the numbers ...
    ... or having it imprinted in the ... memory! And yes no pun intended as you can imagine .... not just with your memory. But puns aside, this is another Liam Neeson action movie. One where he is trying his best to be an action star ... a "bad" man with his heart in the right place of course. And while the beginning may suggest otherwise, we realize quite quickly that Liam (or the character he portrays) has more to offer than just being a killer for hire.

    That all being said, he is going after some big fishes ... and some actors who you may recognize! Actually even smaller roles have some "names" attached to it ... Luis Mandylor being in a blink and you'll miss his cameo role ... interesting choice ... and he's not coming back ... but not because something you may think be the reason he doesn't.

    My vague remarks aside - the movie is trying to be as suspenseful and action packed as it can ... I'd say it achieves it.
  • cardsrock - 2 December 2022
    Not bad, but a bit undercooked
    I was pretty exited for this when I saw that the director of some of my favorite action films was teaming with Liam Neeson for a twisty thriller about a hitman with memory issues. Unfortunately, the unreliable narrator aspect is not really utilized to full effect here. I expected more twists and turns, but instead it's a mostly straightforward story. The story does have a little more heft than most action films though and also boasts a pretty loaded cast.

    Neeson gives a fine performance of someone with Alzheimer's, however Guy Pearce is the real highlight here. Memory has some decent action and thrills, but ultimately doesn't quite reach its potential.
  • jannepetaja - 2 December 2022
    Unbelievable, Liam Neeson
    I have no idea how an actor as wonderful and brilliant as Liam Neeson was cast in such a lousy movie. The film is lit worse than cheap TV commercials, apparently recorded with one microphone, directed like a six-year-old and apparently written while drunk. The acting performances are mostly decent, but the director has managed to ruin their credibility in many scenes. The camera movements and angles are bad. The impression of the film is that the entire budget has been wasted by hiring one top-level actor. The film tries to be surprising in some scenes, but fails to do so. The length of human life is limited. I recommend using that time more usefully, here it is wasted.
  • dennisryan-44656 - 2 December 2022
    No action + poor story + terrible dialogue = memory
    I watched this on an a flight so I was unfortunately paying more attention than this move deserves.

    It's basically three or four different character povs that all connect in the finale. It's boring , tedious and honestly one of the most predictable movies I've ever seen. Every main character arc has the most obvious outcome

    Wonder what's gonna happen to Liam ? He's gonna forget a lot of things !

    Wondering why Detective Juarez hangs around with the fbi after he was fired? He's probably gonna do something the police can't .

    It spelled the movie out, it diluted the impact of the finale .

    On a positive note the acting was good, and the cinematography was enjoyable !