Director: Martin Campbell
Screenplay: Dario Scardapane based on De Zaak Alzheimer by Jef Geeraerts, Carl Joos, Erik Van Looy
Stars: Liam Neeson, Guy Pearce, Taj Atwal, Monica Bellucci and Ray Stevenson.
Tagline: His mind is fading. His conscience is clear.
Alex Lewis (Neeson) is a hitman. Lewis has early stage Alzheimer’s. Lewis has been forgetting things. His memory is getting worse. Vincent Serra (Pearce) is an FBI agent on the Child Exploitation Task Force. While Lewis and Serra should be at odds, they find themselves working together to bring down a protected child trafficker.
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)
I was expecting a lot more from Memory. Martin Campbell directed Casino, one of my favorite James Bond movies. Campbell’s two lead actors, Liam Neeson and Guy Pearce elevate any production they’re in. Taj Atwal, who I hadn’t seen before, was also a welcome addition. With that said, Memory wasn’t the action-thriller I was hoping for. It was what you’d get if you were expecting a by the numbers hitman/cop movie. Memory won’t leave most of the viewing audience with many good ones.
Memory (2022) rates 2 of 5 stars.