Inception Reviews

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February 7, 2018
This endlessly fascinating swirl of a film could have come only from Nolan, who blends the cerebral twistiness of Memento (his thriller that moves backward in time) with the spectacular action of his Batman megahit, The Dark Knight.
July 20, 2015
A spectacular fantasy thriller based on Nolan's own original screenplay, Inception is the smartest CGI head-trip since The Matrix.
July 20, 2015
It's just grade-A filmmaking.
July 20, 2015
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.
July 20, 2015
Inception is the kind of information-packed movie that creates the painful/pleasurable sensation that there's no time to think.
July 20, 2015
Inception is a grown-up thriller ride through the dreamscapes of the mind, with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead. The movie is a sign that Hollywood retains some intellectual oomph.
June 7, 2019
A smart summer thriller filled with visionary set pieces, grand imagery and exciting twists, but its lack of an emotional center keeps it just short of greatness.
May 9, 2019
A mind-bending thriller that is a complete original, cementing Nolan's status as one of this generation's brightest filmmakers.
March 8, 2019
Imagine watching a bank heist in someone's brain, with layers upon layers upon layers (repeat) of deep meaning, suspense, action, mystery and ohmyf*ckinggod-what-the-HELL-is-happening moments, and you can imagine what it's like to watch Inception.
February 11, 2019
...there are few directors operating on Nolan's level within modern-day Hollywood.
January 19, 2019
It's the kind of conception that can only come from a mastermind such as Christopher Nolan.
November 20, 2018
Inception is the apotheosis of Nolan's directorial signature whereby he seeks to merge ingenious narratives containing weighty psychological themes with genre-inflected cinema
November 5, 2018
Nolan's Inception triumphs in the manner of the best summer blockbusters: it's awesomely original, hugely intelligent and, above all, enormously enjoyable.
November 2, 2018
While elaborate, it's never indulgent. While involved, it's never impenetrable. Inception is a feast for the mind and the senses -- the kind of movie experience we dream of.
October 3, 2018
It is the subplot involving Dom's wife, Mal (Marion Cotillard), that does the intellectual heavy lifting.
May 23, 2018
No matter how you look at it - as a new take on the heist film, as a narrative mind game, or as a metaphor for filmmaking itself - Inception will thrill you into thinking about weird new ideas.
April 24, 2018
Inception succeeds in convincing us for two and a half hours that somehow our dreams and lives are exactly like all the bad action movies we have ever seen. The film has none of the vivid unpredictable banality of dreams or life.
October 24, 2017
One of the best things about Nolan is that he writes his own material. He is in total control of the story. He isn't interpreting someone else's vision, he's translating his own thoughts to the screen.
September 11, 2017
Awesome doesn't even begin to describe the sleek, clever, mind-blowing madness that is director Christopher Nolan's aptly titled psychological (read: trippy) thriller Inception.
June 27, 2016
This is a brainy, brawny popcorn pleaser at its best. And one not easily forgotten.
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