The Forgotten Reviews

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March 13, 2018
The real suspense is in seeing just how far out Gerald Di Pego's script is going to go, as this paranoid thriller leaps to the supernatural. It's poppycock, but well directed: Ruben delivers two or three guaranteed jolts.
February 6, 2005
Starts out as a psychological drama and gets a whole lot weirder as it goes along.
February 3, 2005
What the father-son bond was to Frequency… mother love is to The Forgotten, a "Twilight Zone" / "X-Files"-esque thriller with a pro-life twist.
January 24, 2005
Unusual mix of drama and science fiction, masquerading as a horror film.
January 21, 2005
... [Julianne Moore] is the heart and soul that lifts The Forgotten from direct-to-video fare and into something genuinely interesting.
November 26, 2004
Two films in one - a mad rollercoaster thriller in the cinema, and a more subtle psychodrama in your head afterwards.
November 8, 2004
November 2, 2004
Lurking beneath is an equally creepy sense of latent antagonism now, between Mom and the State when it comes to possession rights over human offspring.
October 6, 2004
At risk of sounding like a total suck, I mostly liked The Forgotten because it made me want to hurry home and hug my kids.
September 30, 2004
A freaking delight. Ruben keeps the threat both palpable and eerily undefined, and his payoffs are both ridiculously scary and hilariously unexpected.
September 29, 2004
...in this particular case I'm happy to value old-fashioned meat-and-potatoes genre craftsmanship over such pesky, trifling matters as logic or common sense.
September 28, 2004
Any film capable of simultaneously causing me to douse my lap with Mountain Dew in surprise and inspiring the biggest unintentional laugh I've had all year deserves credit.
September 27, 2004
It's very manipulative, it's very maddening -- and yet I found it very entertaining.
September 27, 2004
Joseph Ruben directs this thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.
September 26, 2004
Moore's strength as an actor lifts this film above itself and makes it a fun and exciting ride, as long as you don't know anything going into it.
September 26, 2004
A fun thrill of a movie.
September 26, 2004
It has action, moments that will make you jump, plus an emotional connection. It takes an unexpected shift in direction, but it's still entertaining.
September 26, 2004
Mood over matter...[If] a puzzle is more about spending time with the pieces than regarding the finished picture...you can enjoy The Forgotten as a matinee trifle.
September 26, 2004
Like a trashy supermarket tabloid, we are drawn to its cheap thrills.
September 25, 2004
Thrumming up a bravely silly premise with some forceful and dexterous acting choices, Moore is palpably haunted through the film, and yet you imagine this is fun for her.
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