2009: Lost Memories
2009: Lost Memories (2002)

This action thriller with a sci-fi twist takes place in an alternate dimension in which Korea has been subjected to Japanese rule for more than 100 years. Why? Seems that in 1909, a Korean nationalist assassinated a Japanese statesman,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 10, 2002
DVD Release Date: November 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Elley

There's a shallowness to the central relationship -- compounded by Chang and Nakamura's lack of chemistry -- which undermines the whole film.

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Jeremy Knox
Film Threat

The movie gets cold feet. It chickens out and doesn't play fair.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A beautifully designed and ambitious example of Korean cinema.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Though it ultimately devolves into megabudget Hollywood action-movie cliches by way of John Woo, Lee's handsome blockbuster is an entertaining variation on the American formulas that have colonized world cinema.

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Ed Park
Village Voice

The amped-up Dickian scenario features too many frame-filling fireballs.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
2009: Lost Memories was a very ambitious project for Korean cinema. It tries to emulate big name blockbusters, with varying degrees of success. The story itself… More
Anthony Valletta
Interesting premise, but disappointing execution.
JY Skacto
A movie that has potential, but never really takes full advantage of it. I have seen a number of different plots for this film and they are, for the most part,… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"2009 Lost Memories" takes place in an alternate near future where Japan never relinquished control of Korea in 1945(in fact, in… More