Remainder (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

Remainder (2015)




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Movie Info

Hit by a falling object in a freak accident, an unnamed man awakens from a coma with 8.5m in compensation and his memory gone. All that remains is a fragmentary image - a small boy at the top of a stairwell in an old house, reaching out his hand to an old lady on the floor below which the man physically reconstructs in the hope of triggering a more complex memory. Using his wealth, the man acquires a block of apartments and populates it with actors to play out the scene again and again and again. But as scraps of other memories present themselves and the man becomes ever more desperate to reconnect to life, his re-enactments grow increasingly complicated and risky, leading him to an unsolved crime and the secret of his undoing.


Critic Reviews for Remainder

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (1)

Sleek, pretentious and puzzling.

June 20, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

On watching what happens to the central character, my thoughts were when is this going to end.

August 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Once watched, it's hard to forget.

January 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Tom McCarthy's 2005 novel makes a thoughtful debut for the Berlin artist Omer Fast.

December 17, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Although a few of these may escape Fast's reach, there's no denying the ambition on display here: whether in the gallery or the arthouse, we'll see more from this filmmaker. He is, if you will, a name to remember.

December 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Sturridge is a dark, obsessive anti-hero in the classic noir mould, while Fast's years as a video artist create a visual and sonic tapestry that arrests the senses.

June 27, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Remainder


It may not be that original (it brought to my mind films as distinct as Lost Highway, Jacob's Ladder and Synecdoche, New York), but the mystery is compelling, the character's obsessive behavior makes it all very tense and the ideas it explores turn it into an intriguing puzzle.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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