Memory

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A man with the ability to see into the past sets out to solve a dark mystery that has haunted his family bloodline for three decades in director Bennett Davlin's time-shifting thriller. Dr. Taylor Biggs (Billy Zane) has accidentally ingested a hallucinogenic powder that allows him to experience his ancestor's most vivid memories, and now he is seeing images of a nightmarish predator who abducts and murders young girls. As Dr. Biggs begins to realize that these memories come from a time before he was even born, his suspicions that the killer may in fact be the father he never knew continue to grow stronger with each passing day. Though his mother is still alive, her fading memory has grown increasingly foggy and clouded with the passing of time. With the horrifying final moments in each victim's life consuming his every waking thought, Dr. Biggs sets out to unravel the secrets of his past and unmask a killer who appeared to have, in life, gotten away with murder.

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Cast

Billy Zane
as Taylor Briggs
Ann-Margret
as Carol Hargrave
Dennis Hopper
as Max Lichtenstein
Tricia Helfer
as Stephanie Jacobs
Terry Chen
as Dr. Deepra Chang
Deirdre Blades
as Alisha Briggs
Scott G. Anderson
as Scott McHale
Matt Fentiman
as William Terrell
Emily Hirst
as Bonnie McHale
Emily Anne Graham
as Allison Frost
Alex Ferris
as Ricky McHale
Hailey Shand
as Lisa Mullens
Dan Pelchat
as Spectre
Joel McFarlane
as Nick Chang
Alexis Llewellyn
as Little Girl
Alisha Davlin
as Young Alisha Briggs
Alonso Oyarzun
as Night Manager
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Critic Reviews for Memory

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

  • Considerably better -- and far more intriguing -- than most entry-level horror pics, marrying a retro B-movie setup with the ghostly obsessions of recent Asian extreme cinema.

    Jun 13, 2007 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • The movie draws upon so many influences -- stylized Hitchcock suspense, surreal Asian horror and the Gothic romance of Britain's Hammer Studios -- it's easier to follow the reference points than the plot.

    Mar 26, 2007 | Rating: 2/4
  • Filled with labored exposition, stilted line readings and the most unconvincing romantic hookup since Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley.

    Mar 23, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/5
  • To what niche does this movie aspire, Michael Crichton sci-fi chiller, Ed Wood camp or neo-'60s grand guignol for former leading ladies of a certain age? You decide.

    Mar 22, 2007 | Rating: 2/4

    Jan Stuart

    Newsday
    Top Critic
  • Adapting his own novel, [director] Davlin seems blessedly unaware of how silly his story is, attacking it with such escalating melodramatic fervor that Memory rises from the disastrously campy to the bizarrely hypnotic.

    Mar 22, 2007
  • There's an intriguing premise buried in MEMORY ... [but] he execution leaves something to be desired.

    Jul 14, 2007 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Memory

  • Mar 16, 2011
    A few errors in geography here. We are supposed to believe the cascades are the Appalachians in New England, and an obligatory happy resolution, and a few plot stretches, but a novel idea and some good suspense, sort of creative stuff in the middle.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2010
    Does anyone but me notice that Billy Zane does NOT age?? Hmmmm...anyway. I like him.. Always have...but his movies are average at best. This one included. It's fairly predictable, but the script is decent and keeps you engaged. Extra 1/2 star for Billy's immortality.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 15, 2009
    It's very hard to write a positive review of a movie which is not appealing on a first sight for the most of the viewers... but I'll do just that! This is a real thriller with a lot of twists. It was slow at the beginning but during the last part that slowness helped the ending which reveals the truth in clensing and furious fire... It's not one of the best movies I watched but it's not in the category of boring ones either! Judge it for yourself...
    Panta O Super Reviewer
  • Feb 19, 2008
    This Movie needs your attention. If you dont follow the Plot from the very beginning, you ll get easily bored. A slow Thriller. Interesting Plot. It is not a Horror Movie. No there is no Chopping. ;)
    Jason Super Reviewer

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