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Inception Reviews

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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.
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.
October 23, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 27, 2016
This is a brainy, brawny popcorn pleaser at its best. And one not easily forgotten.
June 27, 2016
The main tension of the story is a constant vuvuzela-like interruption in the suspension of disbelief.
June 22, 2016
If nothing else, this big brain-teaser of a movie is a great conversation piece.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 20, 2015
The film's imaginative freefall is ruinously anchored to a bogus sense of deep feeling.
July 20, 2015
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 | Original Score: 4/5
July 20, 2015
Like Memento, the most intellectually demanding of Nolan's previous films, Inception demands and rewards our total attention as well as our emotional engagement.
July 20, 2015
It's a brain-bender, all right. One of the more audacious narrative experiments since his own Memento, writer-director Nolan's seventh feature is every bit as intelligent as it is gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 20, 2015
Christopher Nolan might just end up as the most alluring and enigmatic film maker of contemporary cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 20, 2015
Inception is as lucid and heartfelt as summer blockbusters get these days.
July 20, 2015
Nolan does here for the heist film what he did for the comic book movie in his 2008 hit The Dark Knight. He layers a fantasy premise with provocative ideas and serious intent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 20, 2015
What's exciting about the movie has nothing to do with content, or a coherent style; it has to do with watching a master crafts person conjure tricks with the best the modern movie tool box has to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 20, 2015
We can only marvel at what writer-director Nolan has thought up and executed so well. But he doesn't know when to stop. Every level leads to another level.
July 20, 2015
This is finally a big-budget film where the money feels well spent.
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