Not Forgotten (2009) - Horror, Thriller

Hohum Score

44

Bearable

In a Tex-Mex border town, a man and his wife must face their tortured pasts in order to save their kidnapped daughter.

IMDB: 4.8
Director: Dror Soref
Stars: Simon Baker, Paz Vega
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 3 out of 26 found boring (11.53%)

One-line Reviews (20)

The saddest part: I'm pretty sure the dude who made this "wild cannibal eating white people" cliché dumb-fest doesn't even realize how wrong he is.

The movie is a shallow copy of 'Taken' but with gratuitous nudity, dramatic violence and savage brutality, does add a creepy, shadowy black magic and murderous multi-plots to an otherwise suspenseful action movie.

I saw an advanced screening of this movie, and it was definitely a slow movie, I thought, because...

It was incredibly intense.

Bit of a slow movie....

"The movie is a thriller, and a thrill-ride, in that it takes very unexpected twists and turns throughout—almost from the get-go.

Captivating and compelling!

It is a quite Different Film using Elements of Kidnapping, Alternate Identities, Scary Cults, and Slimy Street Stuff to Concoct an Engaging and Always Interesting Little Movie.

In short: if you like smart, suspenseful, creative, original movies, see this movie.

"Not Forgotten" is an intriguing thriller that uses the mysticism of the Mexican cult "La Santa Muerte" and has a promising beginning.

The Story is Anything but Typical and it has a Creep Factor with its Setting, Make-Up, and Eerie Entanglements that Deliver a Surprisingly Suspenseful Tale of Terror.

It is slow paced and there is very little importance on the build up so I was bored watching it.

In an era of sequels, remakes and shock value slashers this is truly a unique movie genre and I highly recommend it.

But the way the border was portrayed struck me as fascinating and believable, as well as timely in a culture where fear of immigrants comes to a head again and again.

All of the religious rituals are pretty disturbing (but incredibly fascinating).

everything, the acting, the scenery, story everything was compelling.

All in all, I thought it was thought provoking, the performances were great, and the ending was entirely unexpected.

Recommend it to liven up proceedings on a flat and boring rainy day.

Personally, I thought it had some really great twists and turns, and had a really cool dark feel to it, and a fascinating view of the dark underbelly of Mexico's low lives...

The only thing that was truly fascinating to watch was the whole transformation and stripping down of characters to their core evil minimum.