MEMORY (2022) Reviews of Liam Neeson, Monica Bellucci action thriller

  

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‘From the director of Casino Royale’
Memory is a 2022 American action thriller about an assassin-for-hire who finds that he’s become a target after he refuses to complete a hit.

Directed by Martin Campbell (The Protégé; Green LanternEdge of DarknessCasino RoyaleGoldenEye) from a screenplay by Dario Scardapane based on the Belgian film The Memory of a Killer aka De zaak Alzheimer and a book by Jef Geeraerts.

Produced by Marilyn Brindis, Moshe Diamant, Sagiv Diamant, Michael Heimler, Rupert Maconick, Arthur Sarkissian and Cathy Schulman.

The movie stars Liam Neeson (Retribution; Blacklight; The Marksman; Honest Thief; The Haunting 1999), Monica Bellucci, Guy Pearce, Ray Stevenson, Stella Stocker, Antonio Jaramillo, Louis Mandylor and Ray Fearon.

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Reviews:
“It’s about Liam Neeson plowing through a torrent of bland villains, just as he’s done in at least a dozen other pictures. Memory is ironically titled because very little about it is memorable in any way. This is the kind of movie that will pop up on cable, where you’ll see a couple minutes of it and ask yourself, “Which one is this?”” 2/4 The Aisle Seat

“This marks the second time Neeson has decided at this point in his career to make a grouchy Clint Eastwood-style old man film. It defies my logic unless he really needs the money, but I doubt that. He still has many good years ahead of him. Also, I remain confused as to why Guy Pearce would take a role so poorly written…” C+ Flick Direct

Memory is also a bit too scattershot and all over the place that it’s hard to completely invest in this otherwise dark and compelling tale. Ironically, it turns out that Liam Neeson is the best part of a film that does have more on its mind than giving the Irish brute his typical revenge motives.” Flickering Myth

“Neeson, yet again, manages to make a despicable man charming and easy to root for. As his memory crumbles, he literally sets his bullet wounds aflame (a raw sequence), and you wince with him when he’s hurt or when he kicks ass. Pearce has rarely been as chiseled/weathered as he is here yet gets the job done, as always. Bellucci brings elegance and class to the proceedings.” 3/5 Irish Film Critic

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