Not Forgotten (2009)

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Jack Bishop (Simon Baker) draws on the powers of La Santa Muerte to find his missing daughter, Toby. His life was perfect until his dark past returned with a vengeance. Now the thing that Jack loves most has been taken away. With the help of a sheriff and two FBI agents, Jack searches the seedy underbelly of Mexico City for his daughter and discovers that there's no escape from the grip of La Santa Muerte. Paz Vega and Simon Baker star in a supernatural thriller directed by Basic co-producer Dror Soref.
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R (for strong bloody violence, sexual content/nudity and language)
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Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Simon Baker
as Jack Bishop
Paz Vega
as Amaya
Michael DeLorenzo
as Casper Navarro
Ken Davitian
as Father Salinas
Mark Rolston
as Agent Wilson
Melinda Page Hamilton
as Deputy Mindy
Gedde Watanabe
as Agent Nakamura
Benito Martinez
as Detective Sanchez
Julia Vera
as Dona Flore
Virginia Pereira
as Karen De La Rosa
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Critic Reviews for Not Forgotten

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

Contains a plot full of twists that can be seen coming from some distance.

Full Review… | September 11, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

Not Forgotten is weighted down by obvious creative choices that mar what might have played out like a telenovela episode of Twin Peaks.

Full Review… | September 8, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

Not effective on any level.

Full Review… | May 18, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

From the start, it's clear there's a riddle to solve...I'm just not sure you'll care about the solution.

May 18, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

A movie that's more convoluted than satisfying.

Full Review… | May 15, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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Not Forgotten overcooks just about every ingredient in its narrative chile con queso.

Full Review… | May 14, 2009
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Not Forgotten

½

Okay so earlier this week I was in my Film/Video Business class and our professor planned for us to watch this movie because one of the...producers I think it is for this film, is going to guest star if you will on our class on the 17th. So here's the film we saw: Not Forgotten. Plot: Jack Bishop is a loan officer in Texas who is also the Soccer coach for his 11 year old daughter, Toby's team and is remarried to Amaya. One day during soccer practice, Toby is found missing and presumably kidnapped. So Jack and Amaya along with the police start looking for Toby and to try to arrest the kidnapper, but while this is happening, Jack starts finding her with his own investigation where we begin to know more about his life. Now this movie go very low reviews because critics find it very predictable. Do I agree? Yes. While I didn't find it too predictable, there were a couple of things that I did figure out where going to happen. Although personally, I kind of liked the story anyway. It was predictable for sure, but it was also unique and kind of interesting. I mean what we later find out about Jack and all of this other stuff may not have been the most brilliant thing I've heard, but...I don't know I guess I just ended up enjoying the story that they were telling anyway even though it was predictable. Plus this film does have Chloe Grace Mortez who wasn't there as long as I would've liked but she was still there and eventually turned out to have a decent cool character which is always a plus. And that's my review for Not Forgotten. I might've enjoyed the story personally, but it's still very predictable and altogether not the most remarkable movie ever seen.

The-Lords Autistic-knight
The-Lords Autistic-knight

I love Chloe Moretz she is so talented.Unfortunately this film didn't have her in too many scenes.Paz Vega was good and Simon Baker(though hot bodied)seemed like he didn't belong in this role at all. The story coulda used some more drama and the end is kinda sucky.

Laurie Medeiros
Laurie Medeiros
½

In "Not Forgotten," Amaya(Paz Vega) and Jack Bishop(Simon Baker), a banker, are parents of Toby(Chloe Moretz), from Jack's first marriage. As much as she dislikes playing soccer in the border town of Del Rio, Texas, she does so to please her father. One day during practice, Toby disappears and the only clue that Casper(Michael DeLorenzo), Amaya's cousin and acting sheriff, can find is a sneaker on the river bank. "Not Forgotten" is a dull movie that depicts the Texas side of the border as idyllic while Mexico is nightmarish, punctuated by nonsensical flashes. And it would probably be offensive if it was interesting in any way which is strange considering all of the occult and bare flesh on display. And then there is also numerology which is brought up when Yogi Berra is mentioned followed by a flash of the number 8 but then we already knew the Yankees are evil.

Walter M.
Walter M.

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