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Inception Reviews

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June 27, 2016
This is a brainy, brawny popcorn pleaser at its best. And one not easily forgotten.
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
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
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
This is finally a big-budget film where the money feels well spent.
July 20, 2015
Nolan makes his far-fetched (and even occasionally ridiculous) dialogue and plotting utterly, absolutely believable within the film's finely structured framework, while never losing his grip on the dense, multi-layered narrative.
July 20, 2015
Inception is dark, thrilling and bold, and most importantly, it will reach well beyond your highest expectations and wildest dreams.
July 20, 2015
The central concept affords the director some splendid opportunities for visual chutzpah.
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 nails you to your seat for two of the best hours of cinema you'll see this, or any, year and there's never a dull moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 20, 2015
Inception isn't a dud but nor is it a masterpiece. It's like a very ambitious, overlong potboiler: visually beautiful, ingenious in parts and dragging in others.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 20, 2015
It's an exceptional effort, so dense, it practically demands a second viewing to suss out whether the film is just a bunch of high-concept psychobabbled hooey or a profound sci-fi excursion into the human psyche. I'm banking on the latter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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