Inception
Inception (2010)

Visionary filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight) writes and directs this psychological sci-fi action film about a thief who possesses the power to enter into the dreams of others. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) doesn't… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 7, 2010
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Smart, innovative, and thrilling, Inception is that rare summer blockbuster that succeeds viscerally as well as intellectually.

Tom Charity
CNN.com

A spectacular fantasy thriller based on Nolan's own original screenplay, Inception is the smartest CGI head-trip since The Matrix.

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Caryn James
Newsweek

Even as you tick off the film's overload of references, though -- a Matrix here, a James Bond there -- the amazing effects and Cobb's quest carry you along.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

It's just grade-A filmmaking.

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David Denby
New Yorker

An astonishment, an engineering feat, and, finally, a folly.

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Jonathan Romney
Independent on Sunday

The film's imaginative freefall is ruinously anchored to a bogus sense of deep feeling.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

A heist film of thrilling, almost delirious complexity.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

It's only the latest indication that Christopher Nolan might be the slyest narrative tactician making movies today.

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Margot Harrison
Seven Days

Nolan is so eager to make the movie work as an action blockbuster that he sacrifices storytelling to set pieces. Still, what set pieces.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Easily one of the best scifi movies ive seen in a long time. Excellent acting, amazing script, great all around.
Christian C
Perhaps the story is complex, but not too complex if you pay attention...and pay attention, because the story's great! Joseph Gordon-Levitt is wonderful,… More
Dan Schultz
A mind-blowing, fantastic film concerning dreams and their dimensions, and how one man (DiCaprio) assembles a team together in order to plant an idea in an… More
xGary Xx
"Extractor" Leonardo DiCaprio who specializes in invading the dreams of others for the purpose of corporate espionage is recruited by an industrialist… More
Alice Shen
Paid more for IMAX. Not terribly impressed. I've been waiting for another "Memento"-esque movie from Nolan, but the more popular he gets, the… More
Michael Edwards
it seemed like it tried way too hard to be the modern day matrix but failed miserably. the first matrix was hard to comprehend but it was entertaining but this… More