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Inception

Inception

2010
Sci-fi
Suspense/Thriller
2h 28m
In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a single idea within one's mind can be the most dangerous weapon or the most valuable asset.
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Inception

2010
Sci-fi
Suspense/Thriller
2h 28m
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Rated 12 Mar 2012
100
99th
Inception is smart, rare, and very entertaining. I honestly don't think it'll be easy to top something like this masterpiece for me. The visual effects and cinematography are very well-done and the score is beautiful phenomenal. Acting was really good and it's completely character driven. I watch this every time it's on t.v., and I could probably watch it every day and my love for it would still not die. It continues to resonate with me emotionally too. Easily my all-time favorite movie.
Rated 25 May 2012
98
99th
Superiorly constructed; smart exposition escalates a complex plot, retaining clarity while managing to embed ambiguous elements. They provide, yes, an inception of the suspicion of an unreliable world that proves triumphantly pertinent to the poignant emotional core of the film and a superb thematic fit with the sci-fi world of the ontological mindfuck. Fascinating concepts abound (subconscious security/time dilation/limbo), leaving no room for clearly defined rules. Most entertaining film ever?
Rated 16 Jul 2010
85
89th
Inception is not a lot of things. It's not a psychological examination into the subconscious nor is it a complex character study. So don't expect it to be one. Instead, the film aspires to be a mindbending adventure heist film set in the realms of dreams and in this regard, the film is flawless. With jawdropping and visceral sequences, it not only engages the intellect but also the emotions as it deals with guilt and loss and being haunted by your past.
Rated 30 Jul 2010
82
79th
There's only one problem: I didn't give a f*ck about Cobb's wife, Cobb's children, and Cobb's feeling of guilt. Not a bit. Unfortunately, almost the whole movie was about that.
Rated 17 Jul 2010
50
40th
The more I think about this movie, the more it pisses me off. I guess having a dozen shitty subplots, terrible dialogue and a gross misuse of concept lead to something being "movie of the year." And to think that people are actually claiming that it challenges the audience's intelligence. Well, I didn't feel challenged, I felt insulted. But, hey, it's like #4 on IMDB so I clearly don't know shit, right?
Rated 18 Jul 2010
6
55th
Why most people liked this movie: http://inception.davepedu.com/
Rated 18 Jul 2010
63
61st
Too airless, too keen on wooden exposition, too hesitant to commit to any real dream logic, too nail-on-the-head in its philosophizing. But in how it cleverly acknowledges movies as collective dream spaces (car chase? assault on a snow bunker straight out of James Bond?), in its understanding of how we forge meaning and affect through the creation of narrative (the manipulation of Murphy's character), it's a definite success, and Mal -- a physical manifestation of memory -- was actually scary.
Rated 20 Jul 2010
91
96th
Nolan has previously made some great films, but this is the first time he's hit it out of the park. It ain't perfect but it's obvious here that Nolan has learned a lot from his previous films: successfully jumping between multiple levels while keeping suspense high and providing the viewer with plenty of information for repeat viewings but keeping it coherent on the first viewing shows a lot of skill. After all the hype and the wait it's great to have something that leaves you satisfied.
Rated 03 Aug 2010
95
99th
I've probably never had to concentrate as hard as I had to during this film, but it was still a fantastic movie, and for such a complex and innovative storyline, it's surprisingly rather solid. Definitely a contender for the film of this year.
Rated 05 Nov 2010
55
36th
Well, that's my score if the film is serious. On the other hand, if it's Nolan trolling the internet nerds who think he's the best filmmaker of all time, Inception is damn near perfect.
Rated 16 Jul 2010
85
75th
This is how to make a summer blockbuster. Nolan consistently bombards our brain with new and exciting ideas while also crafting an insanely well-structured thriller that works on (literally) a ton of different levels. Not perfect - side characters could have done with much more development - but one of the best movies to come out of Hollywood in just about forever.
Rated 19 Jul 2010
94
99th
You might be disappointed if you're looking for a movie that explores dreams. This is a movie that explores art and artists and it is absolutely brilliant.
Rated 16 Dec 2010
90
85th
Here's an analogy: Inception is to The Matrix what Brave New World is to Nineteen Eighty-Four. I always found Huxley's idea of a populace that drugs itself into submission more scary than Orwell's totalitarian dystopia, and it's probably for the same reason that Inception is more intriguing to me than The Matrix. The Matrix is based on the idea that an evil outside force has pulled the wool over our eyes; Inception is about the way people have the capacity to do that same thing to themselves.
Rated 16 Jul 2010
60
50th
As the storyline takes it's enjoyable onion-structured form, one might suspect Inception is trying to appear more intelligent than it actually is. With strong performances and striking visuals, the film is marvellous to look at, and often emotionally engaging - but there is all too little of the existential mindfuck that could have made this an instant classic. The 'what if' ending is the unnecessary cherry on top of a cake that never tastes as sweet as it could have - and should have.
Rated 29 Aug 2010
93
66th
I would dare to say that exactly 97.8% of people who have seen this movie finished it and their immediate reaction was a variation of "wtf" and "my mind just exploded". This mind-blowing movie was so far from the ordinary that I had to see it at least three times to even comprehend it. "Inception" has probably inspired our generation to attempt "extraction"; whether this is a good thing or bad is totally debatable. My one quandary with this movie is it's a very stereotypical Leo DiCaprio role.
Rated 24 Jul 2010
76
92nd
This tackles some deep concepts, and does so with the help of some awe-inspiring action sequences, fantastic set pieces, great cinematography, and first class performances by the entire cast. There are some weak points: the exposition felt forced, some concepts weren't fully explained, and a few scenes felt underwhelming. But it didn't prevent this from being a fantastic film.
Rated 17 Jul 2010
90
90th
An original movie? A plot that doesn't spell everything out for you? No 'comic relief' character? I'd almost given up hope. Inception is brilliantly conceived and flawlessly executed story, switching effortlessly between the emotional drama and Bond level action set-pieces. Flaws? Some of the supporting cast don't get much development as they could, leaving their characters feeling a little thin as a result. Overall though Nolan has created an excellent movie, highly recommended.
Rated 16 Jul 2010
96
94th
You know what, I'm getting really sick of this Christopher Nolan guy and his lauded films. The man needs to take a page out of nearly every other successful director's book: have a flop once in a while! You don't ALWAYS need to make a film with great care, expertise and passion! I'm sorry, I don't mean to rant. I'm just so tired of this man's awesome films.
Rated 16 Jul 2010
3
38th
The construction is very elegant and admirably coherent most of the time, which makes it very entertaining and watchable while being more complex and thoughtful than most action fare. If it has a problem, it's that a film about dreaming shouldn't be so unimaginative and literal-minded.
Rated 19 Jul 2010
90
80th
(Memento + The Matrix)/2 = Inception. 100 for concept, 80 for execution. Despite some nitpicks with the plot and universe mechanics, and many pointless action and eye-candy sequences, I loved it. The core concept is hardly original but the depth to which it is expanded is very admirable for a major production, and heck, even if not original the concept is just mentally DELICIOUS.
Rated 07 Aug 2012
92
95th
I hate everyone complaining that it was a confusing movie. The only part I found hard to understand was why anyone would ever have a wallet worth $500! All that aside, Inception was brilliant proof why Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the best actors of our time and why Christopher Nolan is one of the best directors of ALL time! Great story, great cinematography, great acting all around!
Rated 26 Jul 2010
84
91st
A great, interesting story, very well made, almost all the actors are superb, but there is something missing. It just didn't make me care for Cobb and his life, plus all the other characters were not developed at all and I just didn't care if they make it or not. Also the ending (last five seconds or so) just pissed me off, it would have been much better without it. But in the end it is an exceptionally well made film and I left the theater thoroughly entertained and amazed.
Rated 22 Jul 2010
100
99th
There's not a single thing wrong with this movie and very few scenes are short of perfection. A true masterpiece that will be nearly impossible to top for years.
Rated 19 Jul 2010
90
93rd
A refreshing reminder that originality still exists. Wonderful effects coupled with the imagination of Nolan makes this movie fun to watch. (2nd) After re-watching this film you realize that Nolan spends too much effort ensuring that the audience will fully understand everything after the first time rather than letting us figure it out over the course of multiple views. Too many flashbacks. I love the sequencing but this approach really throws off the pacing.
Rated 18 Jul 2010
98
99th
A fantastically thought-provoking, high-concept sci-fi/heist film that, in the hands of practically any other director, would turn out muddied and forgettable. But Nolan scripts and paces this so brilliantly that there are literal and figurative levels upon levels, and so many ideas/minute. It's so tight that the conceptual exposition never feels superfluous, giving the audience just enough to follow along. Is the ending ambiguous, or did Nolan tip us off somewhere? Endless debates will ensue!
Rated 20 Jul 2010
70
77th
Good, but Christopher Nolan seems to hope his plot is so complex that you won't spot the plot holes... or that the supporting characters are all paper-thin. However,the scenery and visual effects were fantastic (impressive without being gaudy), and the layered action sequences are fun to watch. I wish they had done a little bit more research on dreams before writing the script, though - they got as much wrong as they did right.
Rated 22 Feb 2021
95
91st
Nolan sure gives the fanboys their fantasies. After making a prestige superhero film, he follows it up with a movie that is to this generation what Blade Runner & The Matrix were for previous introverted sci-fi fans. As such, you get a flick with immense precision in its world-building and minimal drama. It also includes his greatest hits: problematic crazy women and third act cross cutting. Still, the story of putting together a crew for a dream doubles as an allegory on his filmmaking process.
Rated 22 Jul 2010
97
98th
How often does a film come along where the concept is completely original and brilliantly complex yet feels entirely plausible. Not since the Matrix has a film covered new ground so fantastically. Perhaps the plot focuses too heavily on the main character to the detriment of the development of the support cast but the sumptuous visuals and flawless execution of an amazing concept have created an all time classic.
Rated 10 Feb 2012
90
97th
It has gotten better every time I've seen it. The idea of Nolan building a set that rotated 360 degrees while Hooper threw a camera in Colin Firth's face and received accolades upsets me.
Rated 17 Jul 2010
5
69th
An entertaining little film with some gorgeous visuals and solid performances. While the premise is certainly compelling, it's wasted on a plot so forgettable and lifeless that it barely succeeds even at being an effective summer blockbuster. What little drama is present is buried beneath an avalanche of exposition and melodrama. So it's an engaging albeit slightly unmemorable film.
Rated 28 Jul 2010
92
92nd
A perfect blending of sci-fi and drama. Nolan exercises complete control over the entire film in tightly filmed scenes with solid acting and lightning fast dialogue. The cinematography is as beautiful as it is innovative. The plot is complex and intelligent, but not too involved that one finds his or herself grasping for reason. The last half hour of the film leading up to the big reveal gets a little carried away with action sequences, but the conclusion and final scenes are a brilliant payoff.
Rated 21 Jul 2010
99
98th
Chris Nolan is a genius, he creates a film that makes you think about just about everything imaginable. This film is so rich with action, with questions, but most of all it is rich because it is open to so many interpretations. This film will leave you breathless it will give you chills multiple times. The actors are so good words cant describe their performances. Leo just keeps getting better and better. JGL just seems to fit so nicely and Ellen Page is awesome like usual. Stellar film.
Rated 19 Dec 2010
82
95th
The layers upon layers might end up creating more questions than answers but damn if it isn't slick and fun to watch.
Rated 16 Jul 2010
99
99th
Awesome multi-layered thriller, best to come to the big screen for a while. Kept surprising you all along, with the good plot and excellent visuals. Loved it.
Rated 27 Jul 2010
9
92nd
Cinema experience that pleases in every way a film can without bowing down to be all guns and no roses. Every arc and character serves one purpose which is to feed the straight forward caper story which is coated in an atmosphere like no other. The infinite possibilities of the dream escapades are entertaining, cause discussion and interesting on many levels. You could argue every plot development but that's why it's so great. Has been compared to "Blade Runner" and I'm perfectly fine with that.
Rated 21 Jul 2010
61
14th
Inception was mostly spectacle and overwroughtness for its own sake to be perceived as high art. The CGI was laughable in many places as were many of the actors. Sorry folks, DiCaprio just isn't a leading man. He just isn't. Tom Hardy and Ellen Page were the best things about it. But again, not nearly enough character development. It was also quite predictable in places despite its blatant convolutedness.Great score and some good ideas tossed around but largely lackluster.
Rated 21 Jul 2010
9
98th
It's not quite the revelatory, fundamentals-of-cinema-shaking all-time masterpiece some people are hyperbolically proclaiming it to be, but it is absolutely one of the best films of 2010: a slick, inventive, smart, exciting, cool piece of work, a clear bright spot of originality in the midst of a disappointing summer movie season, and another feather in the cap of Christopher Nolan, a still fairly young filmmaker who I believe is shaping up to be one of the all-time greats.
Rated 16 Jul 2010
95
97th
Not a flawless film as there are pacing issues, but the originality of the script more than makes up for it. Brilliant.
Rated 16 Jul 2010
95
98th
I was totally blown away by the experience of Inception. Richer than any other movie, it's the best of its kind since The Matrix.
Rated 21 Dec 2010
84
90th
Complex, slick and smart; the type of summer blockbuster we only seem to get once in a blue moon. I enjoy films that explain the rules of a unique process and then have the characters find fun ways to bend and break them. The overarching mission seems a bit mundane, but the wild action and fun twisting of the dream-reality makes up for it. Those zero gravity fights were deliciously awesome.
Rated 30 Jul 2010
100
90th
Christopher Nolan is notorious for living up to his hype and Inception exemplifies this to the extreme. It is a rare film, as deep as it is wide, as thorough as it is creative and as mind-blowing as it is exciting. Does everything seemingly with ease, as if the story Nolan has forced himself to tell over the course of a single film is something he came up with over breakfast. I should probably stop rating Nolan's films 100, but he gives me no choice.
Rated 11 Jul 2010
93
95th
In what seems to be a strange upsetting of the natural order, Inception is a summer film with potent ideas. Stranger still is the amazing execution of these ideas. Alot of hyperbole will surround this movie, blurbs like "visually stunning", "flawless", and "hypnotizing". Take these at face value. Oh, and try to avoid any tv spots or trailers. The less you know, the better.
Rated 28 Jul 2010
100
99th
Without any doubts Inception is the most original, fresh and entertaining movie of this summer. Nolan has created something very intelligent and wise. With this one the director gives the notion of sci-fi genre a new meaning. I'm really happy that every movie by Nolan is getting better that the previous one. It's my humble opinion but in Nolan's face I see a modern Kubrick.
Rated 20 Jul 2010
30
24th
Thoroughly enjoyed the concept and it was entertaining enough but it fell short of expectations. I really couldn't get immersed in the film partly because of the way the concept is dictated rather than introduced - it really hurts the flow of the film. Zimmer's score is particularly annoying and doesn't match the overall theme of the film. Despite the films emphasis on dreams its elements are too heavily structured and I was left finding the whole thing good but burdensome.
Rated 19 Jul 2010
90
98th
I dreamed that I was dreaming about watching this movie in a dream. When I woke up the 1st time I was confused. When I awoke the 2nd time I was pleased I experience such a well thought out and visceral film. When I woke up the 3rd, 4th, and 5th times I was just sort of groggy.
Rated 04 May 2017
80
79th
Dances a knife's edge of credulity (its narrowness sharply defined as soon as this line was delivered: "When awake we use only 10% of our brains ...") but reaches its point in style. Visually and conceptually compelling, and singularly so. Powerfully executed.
Rated 07 Jun 2011
98
98th
I'm having a hard time thinking of anything negative to say. This movie was a masterpiece.
Rated 18 Jul 2010
90
85th
So well done. The way it explains the difficult premise is fantastic. People who like paying close attention will be rewarded. It's just a great blend of suspense, drama, action, and some horror.
Rated 27 Aug 2010
95
83rd
While the idea of dreaming is nothing new to film, this movie goes above and beyond what anybody could of imagined before. A complete mind blower, Inception can turn the brightest of thinkers upside down. Even the confused audience though can find it an adventure to watch. The ending is superior to typical conclusions and will leave the viewer craving even more!
Rated 18 Jul 2010
96
97th
A completely unique narrative structure, something like a matryoshka doll, in which each main character is given something to do in a series of thrilling, masterfully cross-cut action sequences. I've never seen anything quite like it. Much less twisty and turn-y than the director's past work might lead you to expect, and it's stronger in the end for it. Nolan so strictly adheres to the rules he establishes in this fascinating world, resulting in a tightly knit, thoroughly entertaining mind trip.
Rated 22 Dec 2010
100
95th
Not a fault to be found! A wonderful score; a perfect ensemble cast; superb writing, and a director to die for. It's as simple as that. Inception is a must see, intelligent film worthy of status as a work of genius.
Rated 20 Sep 2010
99
99th
The fight scene in the hotel hallway is reason enough to watch this film. Be prepared to be blown away by this original thriller.
Rated 27 Apr 2011
99
99th
A wonderfully intelligent scifi/action/thriller with a great cast and some truly amazing visual sequences. The cutting between the various dream layers during the finale did a great job of representing the time dilations the team was experiencing and made it easy to keep track of the interwoven story threads. I totally regret missing this in the theater, it would've been awesome. The best movie of the last five years.
Rated 28 Aug 2010
95
16th
This incredible film takes you deep into the minds of the characters as they travel the dreams of a business tycoon to plant the thought of disbanding his company in his mind. This very dangerous task keeps the audience at the edge of their seats as the characters must race against time to complete the objective before it is too late. Watching the characters battle time and figments of the dreamers imagination makes this movie a phenomenal must see!
Rated 28 Aug 2010
100
66th
Mind games are the only words that come to mind when I think of this movie. Dream upon, dream upon, dream upon, dream upon, dream? Yes, I think so. These crafty mind readers go through the dreams of a successful energy company manager and break into his dreams. There goal is to plant a single idea into Fisher's dreams. They face many obstacles along the way though. Regardless, there were no obstacles in rating this movie...easily one of the best this year.
Rated 26 Oct 2010
97
98th
Though troubled with occasional plot holes/plot loop-holes, Inception is a unique and engaging film. Having borrowed from a little bit of this and that (see Dreamscape), it treads no worn path too thoroughly. With a bevy of likeable characters ranging from Tom Hardy's cynical conman to a standout Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the slick and serious professional of DiCaprio's expert team, Inception is that rare gem that is better as a movie than is could be in any other medium. Awesome!
Rated 17 Jul 2010
98
99th
In a cinematic world riddled with sequels and remakes, it is more than just a breath of fresh air to see a movie this original, thought provoking and engaging. This is one for the ages- an instant classic.
Rated 21 Aug 2010
85
89th
Some say this is confusing, but to me it was not at all. Nolan comes up with some interesting concepts involving dreams and fleshes it out in an adept way. The action in this movie is satisfying and all of the players do a good job. There is nothing better than Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a fight scene with zero gravity. My only problem with this movie is the ambiguous ending.
Rated 21 Jan 2011
93
96th
Inception is brilliant, top to bottom, and fantastic to watch from an effects/cinematography standpoint. A lot of people complain about the complexity of the plot, but I feel the writing was strong enough to mitigate this problem. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys thought-provoking films. (I silently hope this film is not ruined by sequels, etc.)
Rated 17 Dec 2010
100
97th
one of the best movies I have and probably will ever see.
Rated 24 Jul 2010
81
48th
Intelligent, well-plotted summer blockbuster--but not as profound as it thinks it is. I think it is too long, too busy, too noisy, and deficient in character development to make us care about its people . . .but then I'm not the target audience for blockbusters. Still, the world it creates is well-crafted and consistent, and the ending honest yet tantalizingly ambiguous. (My unsolicited advice: cut out 20 minutes of superfluous gunfire, and what you have left is an absorbing two-hour film.)
Rated 18 Jul 2010
100
96th
AMAZING. This is a brilliantly written movie with some great performances. Flawless, I say.
Rated 29 Jul 2010
96
98th
Inception is by far the most engaging movie of the season and the best movie of the year. There is a sense that everything else Nolan has done before as a director has led to this, his most accomplished movie yet. See it to believe it.
Rated 25 Sep 2010
100
99th
Well then... I guess I've seen 11 perfect movies. There is, literally, no end to the praise I can give this film. It's engaging, it's both reactive and proactive, it's heartbreaking, enthralling, thrilling, intelligent, and wholly and entirely captivating. It's an experience more than a movie. Unlike some others, I think Marion Cotillard deserves a ton of praise for her performance. Leo was flawless, but again, as good as he was, he had a co-star (Gordon-Levitt) that matched him step for step.
Rated 26 Jul 2010
74
84th
Long, serious, bananas. That said, films about dreams are always also about that third area (of which cinema is an especially significant example, given the cinematic structure of consciousness itself), neither the internal world of the psyche nor the external "real" world. In fact, these first two areas are really composed by way of the third, and in the case of this movie, both thematising and exemplifying these questions, this occurs via Welles, Kubrick, Tarkovsky, James Bond, MEMENTO et al.
Rated 09 Jan 2011
100
97th
This is a highly-intelligent, high-concept, sci-fi action bonanza and a fantastic achievement by writer and directer Christopher Nolan. The story is wonderfully compelling and imaginative and Hans Zimmer's score is out of this world. All you could want from an epic sci-fi adventure. Perfect.
Rated 21 Oct 2010
98
99th
Christopher Nolan's best film, and probably the best film of 2010. I didn't even think I'd like it that much going into it, but it blew me away.
Rated 13 Feb 2012
94
99th
Everything you want in a summer blockbuster. A creative script, solid performances, fun action sequences, beautiful cinematography, etc. But it goes beyond standard blockbuster fare by having a genuine emotional core that drives the movie forward as much as the elegant plot devices.
Rated 16 Jul 2010
95
89th
The fact that my anticipation and expectations for this film were through the roof and I still loved it says a lot. Going in, I was absolutely certain that it couldn't live up to what I thought it would be. And yet somehow I am just blown away. There was a ten minute stretch of this film where my jaw was dropped the whole time. I have read a few reviews with a few one word descriptions and the best would have to be "miracle". It is a miracle that this film exists. I can't wait to see it again.
Rated 25 Jul 2010
89
95th
It's not perfect, but it is brilliant. The greatest compliment I can give this film is that the 2 & half hours simply flew by. I can forgive the occassional piece of clumsy scripting & the slightly rushed first half as the second act is a visually stunning, complex, brilliantly edited, paced & scored masterpiece. In DiCaprio, Hardy, Murphy, Gorden-Levitt & Cotillard, Chris Nolan has selected some of the most on-form performers around at the moment, & they all deliver in spades here.
Rated 17 Jul 2010
100
98th
The genre "High-Concept Thriller" is thrown around too loosely sometimes and causes you to draw comparisons to classics like "Bladerunner". Inception does not disappoint. Nolan delivers an intriguing premise and builds upon it beautifully, in every sense of the word: it's gorgeously shot, wonderfully choreographed, deeply engaging and thrilling from the word go. The twists were a little predictable, but this doesn't prevent this work of art from being potentially the best film of the decade.
Rated 08 Aug 2010
76
62nd
The new favorite film of 15-year-old philosophers
Rated 17 Aug 2010
95
96th
Very clever, very engaging, and very good. Not much else needs to be said about Inception. Nolan continues to deliver superb films and I very much look forward to his future projects.
Rated 11 Feb 2011
10
5th
Not one to break the habit of making awful cinema, Christopher Nolan follows up his atrocious Batman movies with an equally dull and unintelligent sci-fi action film in the vein of Johnny Mnemonic and The Matrix, with a dab of Eternal Sunshine. Inception boasts cool effects and a convoluted plot about dreams within dreams, challenging the viewer to follow in baffled anticipation. This viewer, however, yawned at the film's stupidity and lack of real ingenuity.
Rated 19 Jul 2010
85
98th
Inception is good, in a refreshingly grounded, level-headed way. A complex plot that never becomes convoluted or boring, a guided-tour crossing paths with a car chase in a labyrinth. If the plot overwhelms, the scenery compensates with inspired sets and inventive action. An even greater feat is managing high stakes within a nested dream, by establishing clever rules regarding psychological peril and the symbolic "totem" each character uses for safety; something that may catch on.
Rated 06 Jan 2011
61
27th
The tragedy here is that one gets the notion Nolan could possibly make thought provoking films, or even simply fun films, but instead just sits in the dull middle. While this does have its (massive) audience, I personally prefer my smart movies smart and my dumb movies dumb.
Rated 22 Jul 2010
92
95th
The splendid summer blockbuster and one of the best movies of the year. The whole concept of extracting, planting an idea in a persons mind as dreams is amazing. The writing is as original as it can be. Well, maybe someone planted this idea in Nolan's dream. Hans Zimmer's score just keeps getting better as movies progress.
Rated 27 Jul 2011
98
99th
Like INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, INCEPTION spends a good deal of time setting up the story, and the preliminaries can drag a bit on repeat viewings. But it pays off immensely once the mind-heist begins. A four-layered dream, it lasts nearly 75 minutes and must be counted one of Christopher Nolan's finest achievements. His script and direction are brilliant, the cast is wholly magnificent, Hans Zimmer's score thrills, and the visual acrobatics at work are awe-inspiring. It is all heart-breakingly good.
Rated 16 Jul 2010
98
98th
Probably the most mind-blowing storytelling movie-experience I can remember having.
Rated 16 Jul 2010
6
46th
A solid film with amazing visuals, great acting, and a creative story. However, it dragged on for me and seemed much too action-orientated. It is not a bad film, in fact it's memorable because of the interesting plot and visuals, but it wasn't what I expected. I began to look forward to its ending, as the action scenes were packed on and on.
Rated 21 Jul 2010
70
48th
Not bad, decent number of exciting scenes, a few neat ideas. Acting and direction are good enough. Pacing isn't bad, but excessive exposition makes it drag more than once. Could have done without the silly ending that was obviously a grab to try and make people argue about it.
Rated 22 Jul 2010
100
97th
Inception might not have everything you want to see in a movie, but it has everything you expect to get out of it. Gripping, intense and massively entertaining. A breath of fresh air in an otherwise lack luster opening half of the year. As for those who find the movie too complex, you don't need to get it, you just have to enjoy the experience.
Rated 17 Jan 2011
98
99th
One of the best movies I've ever seen
Rated 08 Aug 2010
85
92nd
13th Floor + The Cell + Heat = Inception. That said, it's so well executed and charming that it doesn't matter in the slightest. And any movie that revolves around a heist in 3+ levels of consciousness simultaneous deserves a standing applause! SECOND VIEWING: unfortunately lost some of its cool, as I this time around had time to notice the wooden dialogue and lacking logic. Still, it's a great heist-movie.
Rated 17 Feb 2013
99
99th
Minus one point for Ellen Page. Still can't get over her part in Hard Candy, so sue me.
Rated 18 Aug 2010
98
99th
Outstanding! A very original blockbuster with great ideas and great action sequences.
Rated 28 Jul 2010
85
90th
I've had high expectations and I was not let down. The script is brilliant, acting superb, and the whole dreamlike atmosphere was awesome. It's not as complicated as I thought it would be - you sure have to pay attention but nothing super crazy that is totally beyond comprehension, which is a good thing(!) And Cillian Murphy
Rated 26 Sep 2010
86
89th
Surprisingly light on the twists, but just pure mindbending goodness from start to finish. Didn't feel emotionally connected to the plot and honestly got a bit fed up with the stuff with DiCaprio and his wife, but all the hoopla sure kept my attention.
Rated 19 Jan 2013
98
93rd
Great film, if you're paying attention the whole way through. Fantastic use of music.
Rated 19 Jul 2010
87
90th
Another very solid film from Christopher Nolan. He's got one hell of an imagination to make all this happen. Some pretty good performances. (I didn't care for Marion Cotillard and a couple others in this at all, though.) Drags a bit through the middle, but leaves with a pretty solid ending.
Rated 25 Jan 2011
96
97th
I haven't heard a single person tell me this movie did not blow their mind. Amazing concept, great visuals, good acting, the whole package of what a movie should be like. Definitely in my top 5 movies of all time. Go see it. Now.
Rated 18 Jul 2010
80
83rd
i wanted this to be mind blowing, a masterpiece, the highlight of Nolan's career. Instead what i got was one of the most solid movies i have ever seen. It was just a good blockbuster popcorn flick not an Oscar winner. Was expecting more memorable moments but i left the theater happy. The two and half hours really flew by as well which is something Nolan should get credit for.
Rated 23 Jul 2010
90
90th
A brain melting, reality hopping actioner that is very much in the tradition of Total Recall and The Matrix, though perhaps more interested in emotion over thrills compared to those movies.
Rated 21 Jul 2010
100
98th
It's been a very long time since I reacted this strongly to a movie, and honestly didn't believe I still had the potential to be surprised. I've been back three times to go through it again, and the feeling never goes away.
Rated 05 Jan 2011
61
44th
Ok, but totally overrated! Just like other Nolan Films.
Rated 24 Jul 2010
92
95th
Nolan's consistent ability to take an intriguing film structure, and naturally force the protagonist AND the audience through the exact same structure, perception, and narrative experiences continually blows me away. The supporting roles, though thin (it is a heist movie), play their parts and flesh out the experience nicely. Incredibly tense, contemplative, well-written, fun, and totally engrossing. Memento, The Prestige, and Inception go together as an almost perfect trilogy about perspective.
Rated 16 Jan 2016
95
96th
I always look forward to Nolan's films even though I am not the biggest fan. He has fantastic ideas and Inception is the best Nolan has to offer. An incredibly interesting concept only made better by the stunning visuals and the Zimmer backed score. The film gets more interesting the deeper they advance into dreams and the subconscious. The ensemble cast has great chemistry and their journey into the world of dreams is mesmerizing. An otherworldly heist film.
Rated 16 Nov 2013
9
91st
Inception is another refreshingly original and thought provoking film that proves Christopher Nolan is one of the finest Directors of our time. The cast is one of my favourites. Di Caprio, Gordon-Levitt, Hardy, Cotillard and Murphy are all superb. The direction, cinematography and visuals are all breathtaking. Inception probably requires a second viewing to fully understand and appreciate the several layers. And after several viewings it still blows my mind. Arguably the best film of 2010.
Rated 11 Aug 2010
4
96th
nolan is a genius. don't read reviews because they dont do this film justice, just go and watch it.
Rated 09 Mar 2014
99
97th
A completely frustratingly complex film based on a simple idea that will undoubtedly keep every single viewer discussing the movie far into the future. A great visual treat and amazing sound scape. You'll wish you'd seen it in the theaters.

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