Haunted by the memories of a son her husband swears she never had, a distraught mother's search for the truth leads to a mind-shattering conspiracy of unearthly terror.
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Rotten: An uneasy mix between Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the The X-Files, and one not nearly as smart as either.
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, September 24, 2004
Fresh: Perhaps wisely leaves more questions than it answers and for the most part manages to maintain its suspense.
- Brian Lowry, Variety, Friday, September 24, 2004
Fresh: Such unabashed ludicrousness can be fun, in a brainless sort of way, especially when it's coupled with lots of sudden defibrillator jolts underscored by crashing cymbals.
- Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times, Friday, September 24, 2004
Quite an original concept for a film and great acting once again from Julieanne Moore, certainly worth a watch, but it didn't blow me away.
- 76Majikat, Friday, November 2, 2007
A grieving mother obsessively hangs on to the memory of her son who was killed in a plane crash, only to find all evidence of his existence being stripped away. The Forgotten is very reminiscent of an M. Night Shyamalan film in that it's very well made, nice to look at and is initially very intriguing. There is some really nice direction and the central performance by Julianne Moore is strong, but also like a typical MNS film, the pay off at the end is lacking compared to the promise of the build up. It certainly passes the time likeably enough, but I think many will feel a little cheated by the rather half-hearted explanation for it all.
- garyX, Monday, May 12, 2008