Memento (2000): Nolan’s Best Work to Date

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

31 Responses

  1. kai9 says:

    I love Nolan films and though I thought Memento was clever, butI intensely disliked it for two reasons: 1. The protagonist took snapshots but he never had a calendar to map his memory loss issues and on a very personal note 2. It pushed my PTSD issues to the edge and triggered me. The film produced rage in me that was unbelievably over the top. NOT RECOMMENDED for anyone with severe PTSD issues.

    • Nick Kush says:

      That’s certainly a worthy reason for disliking it! I can’t really identify with that sentiment since I haven’t faced that issue, but it’s totally understandable!

      I always like listening to other perspectives since film is such a subjective medium. It really helps to put things into perspective!

  2. Well, now I know what I have to do tonight. I think its my second favorite Nolan film (after Prestige) but I’ve seen the Prestige about 6 times and Memento only twice. Gotta catch up!

  3. annatobey says:

    Going to watch it tonight. Thanks for the review.

  4. Loved the movie back in the day. Nice review.

  5. flyingafargo says:

    I watched this movie so long ago and have been meaning to do so again, but never got around to it. Now, I don’t think I can put it off any longer. Thanks so much for this!

  6. leftstick87 says:

    I tend to think that this is my favorite movie most days, not enough people have seen this movie, and that saddens me. The twist is excelent, and it seems like everytime I watch it, I find another clue that I had missed. I need to watch it again.

  7. MovieLover says:

    Deep review, like your angle in reviewing Momento, nice post

  8. raistlin0903 says:

    Oh man, I saw a preview (not a trailer) for his new movie Dunkirk a couple of weeks back in the theatre. I tell you that preview gave me goosebumps all over while watching it. It was really that brilliant 😀 To tell you the truth I had more fun watching the preview than the movie that came after it lol. As for Momento it is actually one of the few films I have yet to see from Nolan. After reading this though, I have really gotten curious for it. Great post 😀

  9. Karandi says:

    Memento is one of those movies that’s impossible to discuss without spoilers. Highly enjoyable and great to discuss with someone who has watched it. And agree, the direction is pretty amazing. Thanks for sharing your thougths on it.

  10. Jade says:

    This was the movie that introduced me to Christopher (and Jonah) Nolan’s brilliance. I remember first watching it, the reveal just blew me away. Great post!

  11. Memento came along after I’d exhausted every David Lynch movie that had been released and I was starving for a movie that would challenge me. It blew me away and it’s still a riveting watch.

  12. Bookgirl says:

    This movie blew my mind when I saw it back when it came out. My husband fell asleep during it. I still haven’t forgiven him.

  13. I saw Momento when it came out and agree with your review. Between memory flashes, Leonard’s actions and the tattoos and notes, it’s a fascinating unfolding. Great review. Cheers

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