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)

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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.

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

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

Bit of a slow movie....

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.

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.

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

Captivating and compelling!

It was incredibly intense.

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

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