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The Forgotten (2004)

Director:
Joseph Ruben
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Thriller/Sci-Fi/Mystery/Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Forgotten
RUNNING TIME
91 minutes
Producer:
Bruce Cohen
Dan Jinks
Joe Roth
Screenwriter:
Gerald Di Pego


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Telly Paretta Julianne Moore
Jim Paretta Anthony Edwards
Dr. Jack Munce Gary Sinise
Eliot Jessica Hecht
Ash Correll Dominic West
Det. Anne Pope Alfre Woodard

 

Review

Take a moment and see if you've come across this thriller/sci-fi phenomenon before: A premise that seems like something that could have been the offset of a great psychological study turns into a tediously uncreative and ridiculous sci-fi pulp. I could show you twenty per dozen, and it's not actually very surprising that Joseph Ruben has his signature on a few of them. He's the ambitious director that rarely gets his focus right. Julianne Moore provides The Forgotten with a few moments of good dramatic value, but as what could have been a study of the psyche becomes a study of the "existential" it becomes neither suspenseful nor interesting.

Copyright 5.12.2005 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]