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The Forgotten

drama, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers

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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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
0 out of 5
3 out of 5

Creepy thriller not for faint of heart.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has frequent tense scenes with characters in peril and some startling surprises. The plot concerns the death of six children, and other characters are injured and apparently killed. There are brief frightening images and a few bad words. A character abuses alcohol.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how we know whether our memories are accurate. What can we do to make sure we remember the things that are important to us?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 26
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Top Critic Reviews

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

Audience Reviews

2 stars

What the fuck!?

- citawijaya, Thursday, February 25, 2010

1 star

What a painful mess! A ridiculous film with awful dialogues and an utterly nonsensical plot that seems like a VERY BAD X-Files episode.

- blacksheepboy, Wednesday, October 28, 2009

1 star

Definitely NOT as good as the preview was

- dukeakasmudge, Monday, October 19, 2009