Run time: 116 mins
Lisa Joy, together with her husband Jonathan Nolan (brother of Christopher) shepherded HBO’s adaptation of Michael Chrichton’s Westworld to great success, now she’s ready for her first feature.
Nick Bannister (Hugh Jackman), a rugged and solitary veteran living in a near-future Miami flooded by rising seas, is an expert in a peculiar and dangerous occupation: he, along with his business partner, Watts (Thandie Newton) offers clients the chance to relive any memory they desire, via already outdated technology. His life spirals out of control when he meets a sultry, mysterious young woman named Mae (Rebecca Furguson).
What begins as a simple matter of lost and found becomes a passionate love affair. But when a different client’s memories implicate Mae in a series of violent crimes, Bannister must dive, quite literally, into the dark world of the past to uncover the truth about the woman he fell for.
This isn’t too far removed from something Philip K. Dick would’ve written; a potent mixture of Inception and Minority Report, with a heavy dose of classic romanticism and mystery, this sci-fi tinged neo-noir will scratch that Nolan itch quite comfortably. (Jack Whiting)