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.

David Denby
New Yorker

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

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Inception is a boldly constructed wonder with plenty of -- as one character describes it -- "paradoxical architecture."

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

Inception is the best film of the year and one of the best films of the decade, this is Nolan's masterpiece and it is perfect in every regard.

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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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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

I found myself admiring the movie's stubborn adherence to its own universe and logic.

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Will Leitch

Nolan's eyes here were a little too big for his stomach.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Pretty good, not bad, but brilliant it surely ain't.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Nolan, like Cobb, is an assiduous extractor, and he knows how to wow audiences. But scaling big and thinking big are not the same thing. And dark, just because it's dark, isn't more artistic than light.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A smart and inventive thriller, this drama is one of the year's best movies.

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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