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February 21, 2011 by DJ Elroy

The trailers looked pretty good for this; better than most of the others. It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed a thriller, so Brookers and I decided to throw our money at the box office and hit this up.

But when I checked out the movie times, I noticed that this wasn’t playing half as much as all the other new releases. Why were the theaters expecting such a low turnout on this?

Let me sum it up: Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) and his wife travel to Berlin on a business trip. Neeson gets into an auto accident, loses his memory, and has to piece his life back together. But when he finds his wife, she won’t acknowledge he is who he says he is… You may not have recognized the name of the film, but I’m sure you’ve seen the previews.

I can’t say much more about this flick without giving things away. But this is worth checking out. It’s more than just mindless entertainment. It’s the first movie in a long time that’s had me guessing until the end. It’s got action. Excitement. Twists and turns. Who can you trust? Sure, plausibility is tested, but this won’t ruin the experience. And even if the showings are far and few between, it’s worth re-scheduling your day to see it.

Note: A quick Monday morning search brings up something interesting: this was the weekend’s #1 Movie! And this despite the negative reviews… Elroy says “See It!”

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