Unforgettable (1996)

Not.  Cross THE FUGITIVE with STRANGE DAYS and you get Ray Liotta 
as a Seattle medical examiner acquitted of killing his wife and now 
trying to catch the Real Killer by re-experiencing her memories.  
(Through an injection of her preserved cerebrospinal fluid, among 
other things.)  A collection of top talent both before and behind 
the camera-- including Linda Fiorentino in the non-bitch role of a 
biochemist-- is impressive, but Bill Geddie's script is too densely 
plotted to be of use to anyone.  Director John Dahl (THE LAST 
SEDUCTION, RED ROCK WEST) is so busy connecting the dots that he 
fails to remember the bare necessities, such as natural tension or 
character development.  The last thirty minutes are the worst:  
Dahl playing catch-up with a series of imbedded flashbacks, not 
realizing that his film ceased to be interesting almost an hour 
ago.  What a waste.  (Rated "R"/117 min.)

Grade: D+

Copyright 1996 by Michael J. Legeros

Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: February 25, 1996

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