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  • Summary: Angelo Ledda (Decleir) is an international hitman who has been hired to terminate two people in Belgium. Unknown to those around him, Ledda has advanced symptoms of Alzheimers, and this double murder will likely be his last. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    100
    Without question, the best crime movie of the year--and one of the best movies of any sort now playing.
  2. A cracking police procedural from Belgian director Erik van Looy, has a jaw-dropping premise so smartly executed that if this movie weren't in Flemish I'd swear that Michael Mann had directed it.
  3. The title character in this nicely kinked Belgian thriller faces a unique adversary: the enemy hot on his heels is Alzheimer's.
  4. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    75
    As exciting and involving as it is brainy.
  5. 75
    Writer-director Erik Van Looy keeps the action moving briskly. Danny Elsen's cinematography is stylish and the acting top-notch.
  6. 70
    Van Looy has created a fast-paced and stylish thriller. Declair's Ledda, marvelously suave and vulnerable, provides most of the pathos.
  7. If you're one of those people who complained that "Memento" could just as well have been told in chronological order, The Memory of a Killer may be your cup of tea.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6