The Forgotten
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A grieving woman must make a journey into her past in this psychological thriller. Telly Paretta (Julianne Moore) is a mother who is struggling to put her life back together after the unexpected death of her eight-year-old son. Telly begins seeing a therapist (Gary Sinise) who offers a startling diagnosis -- that her son never really existed, and all her memories of the child are products of her imagination. When Telly meets a man with a strangely similar story to tell about his lost child (Dominic West), she becomes convinced that her doctor is wrong, and sets out to prove the existence of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Moore is too precious a commodity to fritter away her time and talent on a no-thrills thriller as bland and superficial as The Forgotten."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"An uneasy mix between Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the The X-Files, and one not nearly as smart as either."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Creepy thriller not for faint of heart."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Few films have title more deserving."
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"Starts out as a psychological drama and gets a whole lot weirder as it goes along."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"It's very manipulative, it's very maddening -- and yet I found it very entertaining."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Perhaps wisely leaves more questions than it answers and for the most part manages to maintain its suspense."
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"Who wants to see -- or remember -- a wildly implausible thriller that's also grim and humorless?"
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Not since Star Trek V: The Final Frontier has there been such a stupid omnipotent force."
‑ Uri Lessing,
"What the father-son bond was to Frequency… mother love is to The Forgotten, a "Twilight Zone" / "X-Files"-esque thriller with a pro-life twist."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Slightly predictable and dumb when all is said and done."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"It's the central casting of the remarkable Julianne Moore that gives the movie both a core and a heart, particularly when Di Pego's script starts making its way further and further out along the limb of credibility."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"The climax is a disappointment, lacking the quick visual thrills earlier in the movie and failing to answer many key questions raised throughout."
‑ Russ Breimeier, Christianity Today
"The Forgotten, though not an outright bad movie, is yet another frustrating example of a Hollywood film that simply lacks the courage of its convictions."
‑ Chris Alexander, Rue Morgue Magazine
"*Rarely has so much cinematic stuff -- star power, special effects, set design -- gone on in the service of something so evanescent and feathery."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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