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Inception Reviews

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December 28, 2010
The problem with Inception -- and it's a biggie -- is that despite all the clever concepts, the dream worlds just don't ever feel like dreams; they feel like, well, a slightly trippy Roland Emmerich movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 20, 2015
The only thing for sure is that this Inception was nothing but a stratagem, a cheap trick, if you will. Leading me to wonder: Where are the Dream Police when you need 'em?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 15, 2010
One way to salvage some fun with this blunderbuss would be to fall asleep while watching and dream up a better movie yourself. Try it. You'll avoid a headache.
July 15, 2010
Meanwhile, explanations are offered, buildings collapse on themselves, DiCaprio frets moodily, henchmen fall over and that white van keeps falling off that bridge ... It's all very beautiful, and mostly very empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 21, 2010
Conceptually alluring but laborious and visionless
July 15, 2010
Without a substantial story to support the whole, the piece is as weightless as the 'Zzzzzz team' itself, floating through the multiple levels of dreams within dreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
July 13, 2010
It is not that I don't understand (well, pretty much, anyway) or appreciate the intense ambition of Christopher Nolan's trip into the world of dreams. But why did a movie designed to blow your mind, leave mine, while originally tickled, ultimately unmoved
July 15, 2010
Wrapped up in the logistics of various dreamscapes and the technical details of dream sharing and inception, the picture all but abandons its most essential thread.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 16, 2010
Inception is a nightmare for audiences looking for coherent fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 14, 2010
Inception is Instruction Manual Cinema, a film that spends so much time explaining the rules of its narrative conceit that it fails to either emotionally engage or, except in a few notable spots, viscerally thrill.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 3, 2010
The reality isn't quite as enthralling as one would hope.
July 20, 2015
In its final hour, Inception becomes more conventional and less imaginative. The rules of the dreamworld still frame the action, but they provide fewer surprises, for the team or the audience.
July 16, 2010
Inception is so slow and so confusing that you may actually fall asleep. Or wish you were really dreaming and could wake up and dream another movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 15, 2010
(S)tories should show, not tell, and Nolan keeps telling us that he can't tell this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
July 16, 2010
A what's on your mind invasive sci-fi noir specializing in homo sapien interior decorating, that operates at a level way beyond viewer comprehension. Though this messing with your head nap time thriller boasts intermittent mind bending imagery.
July 13, 2010
It's obvious that Nolan either can't articulate or doesn't believe in a distinction between living feelings and dreams -- and his barren Inception doesn't capture much of either.
July 17, 2010
Only someone who never saw (or appreciated) Dark City would be able to call it visionary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 20, 2015
The real cause of wonder, though, is why Nolan should have embraced technocratic complexity in the service of such a puny story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 16, 2010
Mixes arcane talk about dreams with traditional action sequences resulting in strange and ineffective hybrid.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
July 11, 2012
Ambitious, sure, but ultimately too far-fetched for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
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