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Remember Me [2010]


A man (Robert Pattinson) trying to make sense of his older brother's suicide and his estranged relationship with his father is arrested one night for trying to break up a fight on a NYC street. The arresting officer has a daughter (Emilie de Ravin) with whom he strikes up a friendship, but when their relationship evolves, his frustrations about life surface. Also with Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Ruby Jerins, Tate Ellington, Pierce Brosnan and Kate Burton. Directed by Allen Coulter. [1:53 - PG-13]


thumbs up

"There is, quite simply, a rather refreshing ordinariness to Remember Me in the unflashy, knuckle-down attention it gives to character development and the building of plausible and involving family and friend dynamics. That ordinariness also informs the plot."

- Kimberley Jones

thumbs down

"The movie crassly repurposes tragedy to excuse its cliches. Will the Pattinson-besotted scorn the bait-and-switch? My guess is that there will be sniffles and shrines, anyway. Good for them. I’m appalled to say that I didn’t care."

- Wesley Morris



Kimberley Jones | Austin Chronicle
Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times
Amy Biancolli | San Francisco Chronicle
Kirk Honeycutt | Hollywood Reporter
Peter Rainer | Christian Science Monitor
Claudia Puig | USA Today
Rene Rodriguez | Miami Herald
Steven Rea | Philadelphia Inquirer
Pete Hammond | Boxoffice Magazine
Ian Nathan | Empire
Mary Pols | Time
Jennie Punter | The Globe and Mail
James Berardinelli | ReelViews
Todd McCarthy | Variety
Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
Joe Williams | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Betsy Sharkey | Los Angeles Times
Scott Tobias | Onion AV Club
Michael O'Sullivan | Washington Post
Lisa Schwarzbaum | Entertainment Weekly
Andrea Gronvall | Chicago Reader
Nick Pinkerton | Village Voice
Elizabeth Weitzman | New York Daily News
Manohla Dargis | The New York Times
Kyle Smith | New York Post
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Peter Travers | Rolling Stone
Keith Uhlich | Time Out New York
Wesley Morris | Boston Globe

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