Rated 4.0

This artfully structured thriller begins with blood-splattered tiles and ends with an ambiguous twist to a murder mystery. In between, writer-director Christopher Nolan toys with our minds as each scene ends where the previous scene began. A one-sided phone conversation bridges the scenes as an insurance investigator (Guy Pearce), handicapped by the loss of his short-term memory, tries to track down his wife’s killer. It is a sort of back-to-the-future crime story about fact versus memory, intuition and the ability to feel time.