The Memory of a Killer

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15

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User Reviews

  1. KenG
    Sep 20, 2005
    Dark, stark, disturbing, poignant movie, which was excellently acted, and has touches that haunt. It takes a no-holds barr approach, not really in that it gives us excessive violence (although there is violence here), but in the way it handles tough, disturbing issues.
  2. tonyb.
    Apr 5, 2006
    Ehh this movie was ok, it was way more hollywood then i was expecting. it wasnt smarter then a hollywood movie it was a hollywood movie with subtitles. no i do agree that the majority of american movies have been extremely terrible as of late. if u want to see a saving grace for hollywood films see kiss kiss bang bang by far the best movie of 2005.
  3. LMutz
    Aug 27, 2005
    Wonderful camera work. Effectively used to emphasize uncertainty of killer's actions and memory. Great picture compositions. Story develops very well with lots of suspense. Conflicts at many levels of the story create strong interest in audience. Very well acted. Has some strong violence but is done with taste and good effect. I think it's a must see.
  4. PeterL.
    Sep 15, 2005
    Deadpan humor and well-developed action. Great!
  5. johnp.
    Nov 13, 2005
    Another example of just how much better cinema is across the pond.

Awards & Rankings


Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    A gripping,stylishly lensed thriller.
  2. 70
    Van Looy has created a fast-paced and stylish thriller. Declair's Ledda, marvelously suave and vulnerable, provides most of the pathos.
  3. A lot of thrillers have asked us to identify with assassins -- but I'd be hard-pressed to name one that makes a hitman as sympathetic, if not sentimental, as The Memory of a Killer.