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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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"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."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
"Wait, what movie were we talking about again?"
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Stylish and twisty, but not clever enough to support its more outrageous plot machinations."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The director states in the film's press notes that 'all the science you will see in this motion picture is cutting edge,' a statement that holds true if you simply replace the word 'science' with 'silliness.'"
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"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."
‑ Lisa Rose, Newark Star-Ledger
"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."
‑ Tim Grierson, L.A. Weekly
"The fact that it raises worthy questions concerning experience and recollection, as well as cultural, legal, and political definitions of self with regard to memories%u2014well, that's sort of too bad. They're lost amid forgettable plotty detritus."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"A bizarre, mind-bending psychological thriller, filled with red herrings."
‑ Susan Granger,
"Filled with labored exposition, stilted line readings and the most unconvincing romantic hookup since Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"There's an intriguing premise buried in MEMORY ... [but] he execution leaves something to be desired."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"A confused, preposterous, overeager mess."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"... tosses us so many hints and red herrings that, by the end, we really don't care who turns out to be the killer. All solutions are equally satisfying, which is the same thing as being equally unsatisfying."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
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