Inception is the best film of the year and one of the best films of the decade, this is Nolan's masterpiece and it is perfect in every regard.
| Original Score: 10/10
Nolan's eyes here were a little too big for his stomach.
| Original Score: B-
A smart and inventive thriller, this drama is one of the year's best movies.
| Original Score: 5.0/5
Nolan has cemented himself among the great filmmakers of our time, not only with this film, but with most of his other works as well.
| Original Score: 4/4
Despite its two- and a half-hour length, it flies by and just like a great dream you don't want to wake up from, even after the end credits start, you'll desperately crave five more minutes.
Ambitious, sure, but ultimately too far-fetched for its own good.
| Original Score: 60/100
The technical virtuosity pouring from every frame is astounding.
| Original Score: A
It's intentionally, thrillingly, disorienting.
| Original Score: 4/5
Flaws aside, there's a lot to like about Inception and Nolan keeps his eye on the ball throughout, offering up a lush treat of a thriller with nerve and wit
| Original Score: 8/10
Taken at theatrical value, director/writer Christopher Nolan's tale of purposeful memory-travel is a fun and exciting trip into the creative subconscious.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
A film trying feverishly to spin your head whilst feverishly trying to explain how it's spinning it.
It is the film by which to measure the density of all others.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
What is the point of having an imagination, I ask you, if the only thing that can be imagined is mayhem, perpetrated without regard for even the appearance of human life?
A brain-twister to be sure. But the fact that the plot demands attention only adds to the exhilaration. This is a story about dreams that requires the audience to stay awake.
It's a bold, stunning feature of impossible technical virtuosity. It also has the tendency to be about as emotionally stimulating as a college lecture.
| Original Score: B
This is architecture as cinema, on every level: Narrative, conceptual, symbolic, visual...
Christopher Nolan has created a Lynchian fantasy set in the mind that is devastating in its originality and innovation...
...there's no denying those special effects. They are spectacular and creative in the extreme.
| Original Score: 7/10
The reality isn't quite as enthralling as one would hope.
The action set pieces are deliriously spectacular; one involving a gravity-impaired Gordon-Levitt in an ever-rotating hallway is wondrous to behold.
| Original Score: 4.5/5