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: July 16, 2010
DVD 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

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

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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Sarah Marrs

One of the best things about Nolan is that he writes his own material. He is in total control of the story. He isn't interpreting someone else's vision, he's translating his own thoughts to the screen.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

It's just grade-A filmmaking.

David Denby
New Yorker

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

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Awesome doesn't even begin to describe the sleek, clever, mind-blowing madness that is director Christopher Nolan's aptly titled psychological (read: trippy) thriller Inception.

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Rafer Guzman

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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Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade

This is a brainy, brawny popcorn pleaser at its best. And one not easily forgotten.

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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.
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
_kelly .King
so great is the hype and praise from my fellow flixster cinephile elite that if this is anything less than a watershed film, I will be disappointed
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