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Inception Reviews

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December 10, 2017
The best movie for Christopher Nolan... !!!
½ November 26, 2017
Striking a truly impressive balance between engaging the mind, the heart, and the heart rate, Inception is the first movie since The Dark Knight that I wanted to see again the very next day (no coincidence since they were made by the same person). It has been said that Hollywood relies too much on special effects to cover lazy storytelling; not so with Inception, where truly stunning visuals only supplement what you'll really be talking about: the story, what it means, how it moved you, and how shockingly original it is. I've never seen anything like it, either in concept or in narrative structure. Neither have I attended, in a long time, a film that gave my brain such a workout.

This is a movie that expects you to pay attention and make connections. Leonardo DiCaprio gives a heartbreaking performance, leading a cast of top-notch actors playing interesting characters in a film that appears to be a science-fiction action/heist caper (a rather unique concept in itself), but is actually about guilt, the desire for redemption, and the raw power of simple ideas. Director Christopher Nolan, as he did with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, takes something fantastic and paints it in realistic tones. This is what unbridled imagination, combined with intelligence, emotion, and talent looks like on film. It is mentally and emotionally challenging. It also has some terrific action (including a physics-bending fight sequence that is jaw-dropping) and is very creative in its use of cinematography, editing, and music. Though comparatively light on language, with no sexual material and action violence where physical harm is not what's at stake (you'll understand when you see it), Inception is nonetheless not recommended for anyone younger than teens due to its complexity and intense subject matter.
November 25, 2017
My favorite movie of all-time. A classic.
½ November 25, 2017
An iconic film with a unique sci-fi concept and excellent Hans Zimmer score. Only brought down by a few poor action movie tropes and some unnecessary complexity.
November 21, 2017
Beautiful feature, brilliant acting and soundtrack.
November 19, 2017
What a beautiful brilliant fillm
November 13, 2017
Innovative and Breathtaking, Inception virtually transcends you into the brilliant mind of writer-director Christopher Nolan. In the end, Inception is just grade-A filmmaking.
November 2, 2017
Intelligent, unique and exceedingly thrilling, Inception is that rare Summer blockbuster that strikes a defy balance between being both a visually striking masterpiece as well as an intellectually made film. The performances are excellent all around and the film is full of interesting characters. Leonardo DiCaprio leads the film with a profoundly layered and complex performance as Cobb. While at first the character seems confident and bold from the outset, it becomes pretty clear there's more than meets the eye and his tragic backstory is conveyed perfectly through his performance. The rest of the cast do just as well, although the development between them ranges from some to not as much, if only due to the amount of people onscreen. With an interesting concept concerning a machine that allows for others to implant and or steal information and ideas from the minds of others, it fully delivers and allows that to take center stage, and rightfully so. It's a unique premise and as the film becomes more and more complex as it wears on, it's an achievement in itself that it doesn't lose itself along the way. There's also a surprising amount of heart as well, as the film has a dramatic subplot that actually fits well into the plot. There are occasional moments where the exposition segments can get a bit heavy however as the film frequently has to slow down to ensure everyone is caught up but thankfully they're few and far between and after the first act they all but vanish. To top it all off, the ending is satisfying, if also ambiguous, but so are all the best. Christopher Nolan's direction is just fantastic, as he intricately weaves the outre sci fi elements of the dreamscape with the dramatic angle that the central romance requires without overdoing on either. Probably his biggest achievement though is how well he's able to juggle all of the film's moving layers, especially when the film moves into its third act and everything becomes very complex, reflecting the confidence of an increasingly reassured director. For all of it's visceral elements, the stakes feel more than justified in Inception. The editing seamlessly moves between the many different dream sequences with ease, and the intensity of the sound editing only elevates it all while capturing the sense of lucid dreaming. Arguably above all else though, the film is a visual masterpiece. Its almost gratifying to see a film reach so high in its visual ambitions without skimping by on its narrative. Although it may have its flaws, Inception is nevertheless an ambitious thriller that truly shows a director at the top of his game and the full extent of what a blockbuster can really be.
October 31, 2017
This is one of the greatest story/movie concepts of all time. Leo nailed his role as usual. This was really a breakout role for Joseph Gordon-Levitt too. I am thoroughly impressed at the fact that Christopher Nolan wrote and directed this movie.
October 31, 2017
stupid freaking movie!
October 30, 2017
A visual and mind-bending masterpiece
October 28, 2017
Cillian Murphy gave the best performance in this 2 1/2 hour therapy session.
October 28, 2017
Inception is a fantastic film that is incredibly smart and also very entertaining to watch, will keep you on edge until the credits roll
½ October 28, 2017
A new concept that wasn't introduced before, which makes this movie so good.
October 27, 2017
Inception is the greatest movie
Wonderful,mind blowing.the concept , direction, acting,all the work is absolutly superb,nolan work is best
½ October 23, 2017
Inception: Christopher Noaln's crticial and commerical sucsess Inception shows the director in his most expansive, with unique storytelling and beautifully shot cherographed action scenes.
½ October 21, 2017
Inception is an absolutely stunning sci-fi blockbuster with a unique story too it. Christopher Nolan makes a movie that exceeds viscerally and intellectually giving a great performance by Leonardo DiCaprio. Inception is very neat and has stunning cinematography throughout the film and is very thrilling. The idea of someone who can steal thoughts from someone's dreams gives the main character a lot of depth and with all that's happening it makes the movie very suspenseful and well written.
October 18, 2017
Itīs a 5-star movie.
½ October 17, 2017
A very imaginative movie to watch and think about. Excellent acting and cinematography as well as of course the story. The only reason it's not getting a perfect grade is it's not the most rewatchable movie and as far as Nolan movies go I rate it #2 behind the Prestige followed by Interstellar.
October 10, 2017
In a time where original ideas were scarce, Nolan gave us something incredibly innovative. The visuals are top notch, the cast is tremendous, the direction is brilliant and everything clicks in this masterpiece.
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