Remember My Name
Remember My Name (1978)

The happy life of Neil Curry and Barbara, his second wife, is nearly ripped apart by the unwanted intrusion of Emily, his criminally insane first wife who has just been released from an institution. She has come to his home in hopes of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 19, 1978
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

Aided by songs performed by the octogenarian blueswoman Alberta Hunter, the filmmaker extracts new cinematic forms from venerable passions.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Throughout "Remember My Name," the actors work hard to fulfill the surface requirements of scenes that have no dramatic foundation, and the results are often skittish and baffling.

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Film4

Rudolph gets right to the heart of his characters and all to a great, bluesy soundtrack with vocals by the great Alberta Hunter.

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Variety Staff
Variety

An incomprehensible melange of striking imagery, obscure dialog, a powerful score, and a script that doesn't know how to go from A to B.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

'Remember My Name" is a film that lingers in the mind without exactly staying in mind. The actions in it are decisive but small, like stirrings in a pond.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film was too arty at times, as is the want of the director, but it is a gripping film and a good character study.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Well worth seeing.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The film isn't devoid of humor, but its overriding tones are of passion and pain: Chaplin gives a performance that's so wired and immediate it almost hurts.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Jonathan Hutchings
Few things irritate me more in film than nonsensical motifs. In Remember My Name, there are multiple mentions of the Budapest earthquakes (mostly through… More