Complete A-Z list

Remember  (DVD)


Stars: Christopher Plummer, Kim Roberts, Martin Landau, Henry Czerny, Bruno Ganz, Dean Norris, Jürgen Prochnow, Amanda Smith, Liza Balkan

Director: Atom Egoyan

Another virtuoso performance by Plummer lends much needed gravitas to a rather slow and dreary tale that only grips as it should towards the end. Plummer is Zev, a now-elderly former inmate of Auschwitz during World War Two, who, with the help of a fellow- survivor, wheelchair-bound Max (Landau, also good in a pivotal role) and a hand-written letter, goes in search of the man responsible for the death of his family - a hunt that proves more complex than he can ever have imagined.

But, for all the movie's slack periods, director Egoyan does draw you in to his story in the long run, while the twist in the tale will come as a (faintly unpleasant) surprise to most.

David Quinlan

Canada/Germany 2015. UK Distributor: entertainmentOne. Colour.
90 minutes. Widescreen. UK certificate: 15.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 0, Violence/Horror 2, Drugs 0, Swearing 2.

Review date: 11 Aug 2016