The Forgotten

This film aims to take you for a ride, and while on a certain level it succeeds, the journey is not as fun and the ending is not as satisfying as other, similar movies. While I disagree with many reviewers who found the film's main idea stupid, it still didn't really grab me. And I left the film feeling a little frustrated that so many of my questions remained unanswered. True, most of my questions were arguably not that important to the main action, but I think most viewers will share my frustration. Another problem I had was that the scenes shot with a hand-held camera gave me a bit of a headache. I'm not a big fan of that particular technique, and unfortunately it seems to be getting more and more widely used. The one particularly good thing about The Forgotten was Linus Roache. His character is listed in the credits as "A Friendly Man," and he managed the perfectly creepy performance.

Viewed: 10/1/2004 | Released: 9/23/2004 | Score: B

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