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De Zaak Alzheimer (The Memory of a Killer) (The Alzheimer Case) Reviews

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"[A] perfect example of rote Hollywood fare being produced in a different language."

Full Review Source: CHUD | Original Score: 6/10

August 26, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Close, but not quite.

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September 26, 2005
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

There isn't a single original thought recognizable in the dim bulb The Memory of a Killer's empty, imitative head.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 23, 2005
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

The only thing that prevents The Memory of a Killer from seeming 100-percent Hollywood is the characters' speaking in subtitled Dutch.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2/4

September 2, 2005
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Essentially an above-par television crime thriller.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: .5/4

August 25, 2005
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

pictures an evil sociopath in such a far-fetched, romantic, unrealistic manner that it's nothing more than a cartoon rather than the thriller to which it aspires

Full Review Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 5/10

August 26, 2005
Timothy Knight
Reel.com

An exercise in predictability.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

August 26, 2005
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A sort of 'CSI: Antwerp' episode from a director who seems to be auditioning for the next Jason Bourne adventure.

| Original Score: '2/4'

October 14, 2005
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

For me, the film bogs down with predictability and too many flash cuts, and seems to repeat itself rather than build in suspense.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

September 10, 2005
Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly
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Director Erik Van Looy has filmmaking chops to spare, and while he has created a sharply shot and crisply paced film, he isn't able to make it all cohere, as the moving parts spin in place without any connection or harmony.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

August 25, 2005
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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Overall I found the film a puzzling mixture of convincing local atmospherics and pretentious imported grandeur.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

August 26, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

While Decleir and De Bouw provide exceptionally fine performances, the film devolves into stolid predictability in the third act.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B

October 14, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Contains the elements of a typical police procedural, transcended and brought to a sad perfection by the performance of a veteran Belgian actor named Jan Decleir.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 8, 2005
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Consistently involving and intelligent.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 15, 2005
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

A Belgian film as energetic and clever as many a Hollywood production -- though ultimately as clichéd as one, too.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B

September 8, 2005
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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In the rather less twisty [than Memento], if nicely kinked Belgian thriller The Memory of a Killer, the title character faces his own dangerous adversary, except that here the enemy hot on his heels is dementia.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 25, 2005
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

director Erik Van Looy may have a series on his hands

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

August 25, 2005
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

Belgium viewers of this crime thriller would have undoubtedly been reminded of serial killer Marc Dutroux.

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: '3/5'

August 26, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Jan Decleir does a superb job as the aging, pained hit man whose life is changed by his disease

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

August 29, 2005
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A striking, somewhat absurd Belgian thriller...

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B-

September 9, 2005
Lisa Nesselson
Variety
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September 3, 2005

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September 24, 2005

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September 26, 2005
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