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Criticism of ‘The memory of a murderer’, the twilight thriller by Liam Neeson

Martin Campbell directs this film about a hitman who begins to suffer from Alzheimer’s.

    The western pointed the way and the rest of the cinematographic genres followed: the sunset was beyond the border, in Mexico. Crepuscular is ‘The memory of a murderer’, not only because of its terminal protagonist with Alzheimer’s, but also because the trip takes place in a border territory that It moves Martin Campbell’s film away from the 2003 Belgian original and brings it closer to Clint Eastwood’s ‘Cry Macho’, but tinged with greater pessimism.

    Liam Neeson is that elephant wounded on his last trip to a cemetery and he is both the vengeful Liam Neeson action hero and that dying and sick Mel Gibson from ‘Full Throttle’ (2010), also directed by Campbell, accompanied by his dead daughter reflected here in the thirteen-year-old whose murder has been commissioned. As in that tape, ‘The memory of a murderer’ he is more interested in the background of political and social corruption (trafficking in women and femicide) than in the thrillersacrificing the story between Neeson’s character and the girl for script surprises that are not so much.

    For forgetful regulars to the pessimistic North American twilight thriller

    The worst: its plot suffers from excessive predictability.

    DATA SHEET

    Address: Martin Campbell Distribution: Liam Neeson, Monica Bellucci, Guy Pearce, Ray Stevenson Country: USA Year: 2022 Release date: 22–07-2022 Gender: thriller Script: Darius Scardapane Duration: 114 minutes

    Synopsis: Alex Lewis is a professional assassin of great reputation and discretion. When he refuses to complete a job that violates his moral code, he must quickly hunt down and kill the people who hired him before they and FBI agent Vincent Serra find him first. Alex is made for revenge, but with a memory that begins to fail, he is forced to question his every action, blurring the line between good and evil.

    Source: Fotogramas