"Memento" is not the best noir film. It's not the best mystery.
It is one of the best peices of storytelling ever set to film. So, take a couple hours and watch an amazing story.
It's hard to keep a viewer's head spinning anymore. Twists have
been around since people told stories and we (but certainly not me), as viewers, are beginning to notice patterns. So
when I watched "Memento" and left the room with my head still spinning, I knew I had just witnessed something
Sure, the film relies heavily on a gimmick to hold it together, but
that didn't bother me. I bought the whole thing the whole way.
Along that golden path, Christopher Nolan shows the utmost skill in
weaving characters and events together. He sends us for a ride, but not the one we're used to seeing. Nothing
blows up. There isn't a bomb on a bus, elevator, or boat. The story is the wild ride, and it is undoubtedly one
Guy Pearce disappears into the role of Leonard, but not because the
director told him or he was paid to (althought I imagine that played into it). He became a character because he's a
truly talented actor.
Joe Pantoliano and Carrie-Anne Moss deliver superb supporting
performances and Nolan shows a knack for stylish visuals.