Reminiscence

Reminiscence

Reminiscence

The writing-directing feature debut of Emmy nominee Lisa Joy (Westworld) is a sci-fi romance about a private eye who has the ability to enter his clients' most cherished memories. Stars Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson and Cliff Curtis.

2021Rating: M, Violence, drug use & suicide116 minsUSA
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Reminiscence / Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

Reminiscence is a complicated film, and the reasons it doesn’t come together are as numerous as its ideas.

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CNN

CNN

There's ultimately no saving the movie from its unevenness or the clunkier plot points that emerge...

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Joy doesn't lack for ideas. It's just that there are too many and few of them original.

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Film School Rejects

Film School Rejects

For all its visual wonder - and this is a gorgeous film with spectacular production design - neither the characters not their journey are all that engaging. The result is a film that meanders through familiar beats without ever finding its own voice.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

I am thankful for the return of a good noir, and adding the sci-fi angle makes it that much better. If you’ve longed for a good mystery thriller, then this is the film for you.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

For a film about memories, Reminiscence is ultimately truly forgettable.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Perhaps the greatest crime of Reminiscence is how effortlessly it wastes the collective appeal of its A-list cast.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Highfalutin, lightly enjoyable mush...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

(A) forgettable mix of detective pulp, dystopic science fiction and dead ends...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Rather than boldly utilise its sci-fi premise to toy with its noir trappings, the film traffics in the familiar, finding only solace in bygone genre tropes.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Inventive and ambitious but wildly convoluted and ultimately disappointing.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Despite a few dog-eared moments, Reminiscence mixes the old and the new with high-flying flair.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The whole thing tips overboard, sunk by the weight of its own silliness.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Enjoyably dense but a little plodding.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

Unfortunately, the deeper the mystery grows, the rougher Reminiscence becomes. Joy's script grows clunky and needlessly confusing.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

A soggy near-future noir that fatally misunderstands the past...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A thinly plotted noir that shamelessly cribs from the Christopher Nolan playbook...

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Variety

Variety

Reminiscence plays like a perfectly calibrated two-hour mirage of things we’ve seen before.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A little more attention on the plotting over the sci-fi bells and whistles and this could have been something to remember.

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