|Christopher Plummer stars in “Remember.”|
Plummer does most of the heavy lifting but there are some other great performances throughout—most notably Martin Landau as Zev’s accomplice and Dean Norris as a not-so-friendly cop (this scene had me on the edge of my seat and practically sweating). Zev’s mission involves tracking down several men with the same name in order to find the right one. As each man proves his innocence and the search becomes more and more narrow, the suspense builds and builds. Zev is a man at the end of his life and with little left to fight for.
The film’s final twist was a shocking one, however I’m not sure if it makes the rest of the film more powerful or less. Sure, I didn’t see it coming at all and was completely blindsided but I also feel it did the rest of the movie a disservice. It trades substance and meaning for shock and awe in the final moments. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed this suspenseful revenge tale. Plummer gives his best performance since 2011’s “Beginners” and while the ending is sure to divide audiences, “Remember” is a fascinating and surprising thriller.
3.5 out of 5 stars.