In a Nutshell. Mini reviews of movies old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers. Occasional trout.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

REMEMBER [2015]

After a long string of universally panned films, Canadian director Atom Egoyan redeems himself a bit with the mystery drama Remember.
An elderly Auschwitz concentration camp survivor, suffering from dementia, travels across the Canada & the U.S. to hunt down and kill the blockfuhrer responsible for the death of his family.
Christopher Plummer brings a heartbreaking dignity and powerful subtly to his role, that is well worth the price of admission and more.  However it's the jumbled script, filled with way too many far-fetched coincidences to believe in the what should be a more humbling story.  Get past the silliness of it all and you have yourself a well-acted revenge drama that has it's fair share of intense moments of drama and heartbreak.

3 glocks out of 5

No comments: