Inception (2010)

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Critic Consensus: Smart, innovative, and thrilling, Inception is that rare summer blockbuster that succeeds viscerally as well as intellectually.


Movie Info

Visionary filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight) writes and directs this psychological sci-fi action film about a thief who possesses the power to enter into the dreams of others. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) doesn't steal things, he steals ideas. By projecting himself deep into the subconscious of his targets, he can glean information that even the best computer hackers can't get to. In the world of corporate espionage, Cobb is the ultimate weapon. But even weapons have their … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of violence and action throughout)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Christopher Nolan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 7, 2010
Box Office: $292.6M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Inception

All Critics (326) | Top Critics (50)

A spectacular fantasy thriller based on Nolan's own original screenplay, Inception is the smartest CGI head-trip since The Matrix.

Full Review… | July 20, 2015
CNN.com
Top Critic

It's just grade-A filmmaking.

Full Review… | July 20, 2015
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Invention runs lower once we're on those snowy slopes, and the hard narrative punch keeps disintegrating into a floating cloud of pixels. But what a display they make.

Full Review… | July 20, 2015
Guardian

The film's imaginative freefall is ruinously anchored to a bogus sense of deep feeling.

Full Review… | July 20, 2015
Independent on Sunday

Nolan is so eager to make the movie work as an action blockbuster that he sacrifices storytelling to set pieces. Still, what set pieces.

Full Review… | July 20, 2015
Seven Days

Like Memento, the most intellectually demanding of Nolan's previous films, Inception demands and rewards our total attention as well as our emotional engagement.

Full Review… | July 20, 2015
Observer [UK]

Audience Reviews for Inception

½

Easily one of the best scifi movies ive seen in a long time. Excellent acting, amazing script, great all around.

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

½

A mind-blowing, fantastic film concerning dreams and their dimensions, and how one man (DiCaprio) assembles a team together in order to plant an idea in an important businessman's mind (Cillian Murphy), so that he can be granted his wish to return to his home. This is a mostly astonishing picture, one that requires its audience to remain on the edge of their seats throughout its entirety. With so many thoughtless, hollow summer blockbusters coming out nowadays, it's a treat to finally see something of this complexity come out at this time of the year. Leo, as always, turns in a magnificent performance. The only fault this film has is its lack of character development amongst the supporting parts, which I originally dismissed but now that I think of it - what do we know about Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the film despite him walking all over walls and Tom Hardy's smart-aleckness? Although it's easy to get lost in this adventure, director Nolan doesn't expect you to understand every key aspect of this film. Instead, just accept the fact that this is a complicated movie, but one whose story is handled with meticulous care. Without question a very good film, and one that is deserving of the massive amount of attention and cash-flow it has received.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

Paid more for IMAX. Not terribly impressed. I've been waiting for another "Memento"-esque movie from Nolan, but the more popular he gets, the more mainstream his movies become. Huge blockbuster effects over subtle representations of deceit, action, and love.

This movie about dreams doesn't really gel with me personally because I don't have dreams in which I can "do anything." I can't make decisions in my dreams, so I was hoping this movie would address how different people dream, dream theory, common dreams, and perhaps dream interpretation, not just cool zero gravity fight scenes and "repression."

There are also several plot holes/inconsistencies. I don't buy that Ariadne would be the only one to try to crack Cobb's subconsciousness. His team has worked with him for much longer, and they still don't realize what danger they're in? How could the team not have realized Arthur's dream would coincide with the van crashing off the bridge and as such, prepare for zero gravity? What is this call that Saito makes to absolve Cobb of his past? How is Cobb even implicated in Mal's death when her point of impact from the hotel room is below a different hotel room than the one that holds signs of struggle? Why is Mal's name so obviously evil? And IF the top DOESN'T topple over at the end, then whose dream and what level are we in? The emotional and psychological elements of the movie aren't as effortlessly beautiful as the easily malleable dream worlds, which as I mentioned before, isn't EVERYONE'S dream world.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is just about the hottest guy ever. Cillian Murphy is a close second.

aliceinpunderland
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

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