Aroview: A sensational twist on the 'amnesiac' thriller that perfectly matches its subject with an intricate narrative that unfolds almost completely from back to front.
The seemingly implausible story of an insurance investigator who suffers from a chronic form of short-term amnesia is somehow rationalised by a script and performances that play it impeccably straight - Guy Pearce re-invents himself in the hard-boiled role. The whole conceit is remarkably sustained until the end, and it ironically impacts as a film that would be almost impossible to forget.
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4 stars (Very Good) A modern noir/thriller/mystery told simultaneously backwards and forwards, with Guy Pearce a convincing sufferer of extreme anterograde amnesia and seeking self-destructive vengeance at all costs. ~Tom H
5 stars (Exceptional) ~Mick28
4 stars (Very Good) Watch it once to grasp the narrative puzzle. Watch it twice to appreciate it as (an extremely troubling) meditation on the idea of life without context, and the role memory plays in shaping identity. Watch it a third time just 'cause it's damn cool. ~fairbrother
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