I'm giving "Memory" four stars, due to its stellar cast--and each of the featured players make the most of their opportunities to shine. However, it shifts from opening as a character study of an assassin (Liam Neeson) with the onset of Alzheimer's and heads into the realm of made-for-TV police procedural, similar to Dick Wolf's "Law & Order" franchise. It has the usual suspects: a maverick plainclothes Fed (Guy Pearce) and his breezy, younger partner (Taj Atwal,) their no-nonsense, by-the-book superior (Ray Fearon,) a hard-nosed but corrupt local cop (Ray Stevenson,) a ruthless Latin mobster (Lee Boardman,) a plainclothes Mexican cop with an extrajudicial streak (Harold Torres,) a conniving tycoon (Monica Belucci,) her pervert son (Josh Taylor,) the pervert son's consigliere (Daniel de Bourg,) the tycoon's personal physician with dubious ethics (Atanas Srebrev,) a hardened but innocent preteen sacrificial lamb caught up in the system (Mia Sanchez,) a reluctant prosecutor (Doug Rao) and finally the killer with a conscience and disease of the week, played by Neeson. There's nothing unpredictable and not much character development beyond the assassin's deteriorating condition.
The cast ably perform an OK script, competently shot & edited, but there's nothing cinematic about it. It's advertised as a Neeson vehicle, but he's more part of an ensemble cast, and he's not in the last couple of scenes, following his character's death--an outcome that could be seen a mile away. And the ending was just to wrap up the story, following Neeson's exit.
There's also nothing new about this part for him to play, notwithstanding the added variable of terminal illness--like John Wayne playing an Old West lawman and Robert De Niro playing a mafioso--old hat to these classic actors. "Memory" is not a total waste of time, but it's nothing that blows me away, either. It isn't as dumb as a lot of Hollywood's recent output, but there's no wow to it, either.