Tenet

critic Reviews

, 70% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A visually dazzling puzzle for film lovers to unlock, Tenet serves up all the cerebral spectacle audiences expect from a Christopher Nolan production.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    [Christopher Nolan] is very clever, but mostly irritating is what I find. [His movies] are not cerebral - they're fake cerebral... He doesn't even do the time travel right.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I am a big fan of [Christopher Nolan's] films -- I usually enjoy the time puzzle of it -- but this seems even more intentionally inaccessible and challenging than everything else... Confusing, distancing, and chilly.
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    G. Allen JohnsonSan Francisco Chronicle
    "Tenet" is indeed impressive, although I gave up trying to follow the plot.
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    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle
    "Tenet" is difficult to understand, but even worse, it inspires little desire to understand it.
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    Kathleen SachsChicago Reader
    The auteur doesn't show much growth in his most recent self-indulgent work.
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    Anna SmithDeadline Hollywood Daily
    It is easy to sit back and revel in the wonder of the big-screen experience, and to immediately want to see the film again. And again.
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    Sheraz FarooqiComicBook Debate
    Tenet is a Christopher Nolan film in every way. An amalgamation of themes & threads out of his other films combined into one, Tenet has shades of Nolan's best work, but not without flaws.
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    Yasser MedinaCinemaficionados
    A science fiction film in which Nolan builds, visually, a twisted and frenetic experience of international espionage that is structured as if it were a narrative palindrome of dualities and retrocausality. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Diana MangasLos Interrogantes
    It's an audiovisual experience that no movie lover should miss. Stimulating, revealing, adrenaline-pumping and spectacular, this is Christopher Nolan's new proposal. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Susan GrangerSSG Syndicate
    Visually dazzling but absolutely incomprehensible and impenetrable...
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