When Memoirs was released way back in 1992, it was a major box office flop. It was universally panned by the critics, however on refelection of what we are forced to put up with now, Memoirs is not that bad a film.
It is of course directed by John Carpenter, one of the finest directors of the past 30 years, and the FX is simply stunning.
Most critics couldn't fathom seeing Chevy Chase in a straight movie rather than comedy, and harshly dismissed the movie. But the real fault here is the poor script. Now again by today's standards the script holds up pretty well, but when you're judging a film I would say that at best the script is just plain, plain poor at times.
Chase though does a decent job of proceedings, Daryl Hannah looks absolutely stunning, but gives zero to the film. It could have been any other blonde actress in all honesty. Sam Neill well he's Sam Neill, I like him but he never seems to bring anything fresh to the table.
There are some wonderful individuals scenes in the movie, and I do like an old fashioned fugitive movie, which is really what you do get here. Memoirs is a good enough film, though you can't help but think with a little chopping and changing here and a better script that Memoirs would have turned out to be the huge Hollywood blockbuster that Chase was dreaming about.
If you like Invisible Man films, then this is well worth getting, the same for fans of Carpenter. He's directed this incredibly well.