De Zaak Alzheimer (The Memory of a Killer) (The Alzheimer Case)
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De Zaak Alzheimer (The Memory of a Killer) (The Alzheimer Case)
A career criminal struggles to perform an act of street justice as he loses control of his faculties in this thriller from Belgium. Angelo Ledda (Jan Decleir) is a veteran hitman who has spent most of his life as a hired killer. Angelo decides to get out of the business when he finds he's losing his memory due to the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, but he's been offered a lucrative final assignment that involves murdering two people. Angelo initially says yes to the job, until he finds out one of his targets will be a 13-year-old girl; it goes against Angelo's principles… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It is distinguished by the intelligence of its plotting and the fullness of its characterizations: These are believable people, not merely plot fodder."
‑ Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"Though Memory works perfectly well as a policier, it works even better as a character study of a man losing his edge."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"The moral dilemmas raised by the assassin and Mr. Decleir's fierce performance are what make the stylish straightforward policier somewhat memorable."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The unusual Antwerp locations, the visual style of the filmmaking, and the soulfulness of the performances make it a welcome European addition to the genre."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"A sort of 'CSI: Antwerp' episode from a director who seems to be auditioning for the next Jason Bourne adventure."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"A jaw-dropping premise so smartly executed that if this movie weren't in Flemish I'd swear that Michael Mann had directed it."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The film won't put you at the edge of your seat, but will keep your attention."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"Not only as good as any American thriller of the past several years, but boasts a totally unique premise."
‑ Lewis Beale, Film Journal International
"What if grandpa was a hit man, and he was rapidly losing his mind during a killer assignment?"
‑ Larry Ratliff, San Antonio Express-News
"While Decleir and De Bouw provide exceptionally fine performances, the film devolves into stolid predictability in the third act."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Close, but not quite."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"This Belgian film has the sheen of polished Hollywood product, amplified by continental elegance and depth."
‑ Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News
"exemplary crime stuff, complex anti-hero and all."
‑ Jules Brenner,
"The cat-and-mouse game that Ledda and especially Vincke play is fun to watch."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"A strong showcase for Declair, who plays Ledda as a cagey survivor on a vendetta and juggling cat-and-mouse games with the cops, his future victims and his faltering mind."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune

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