• Released
  • July 16, 2010
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 28 min
  • IMAX
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 1,667 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller centers on the premise of corporate espionage by way of dream invasion.

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
This is spellbinding, transporting, damn near indescribable and the latest indication that Christopher Nolan might be the slyest narrative...
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100

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
When was the last time you had your mind blown by a movie? Because when Inception ends and the lights come up, you'll be sitting in your...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
In a summer of remakes, reboots and sequels comes Inception, easily the most original movie idea in ages.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In this wildly ingen­ious chess game, grandmaster Nolan plants ideas in our heads that disturb and dazzle. The result is a knockout. But be...
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film is easier to admire than to fully grasp or be moved by it. Still, it's worth surrendering to the dream.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
As engrossing and logic-resistant as the state of dreaming it seeks to replicate, Christopher Nolan's audacious new creation demands...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
One of the best things about Nolan as a director is that he’s not self-conscious. His movies unfold and fold in on themselves without the...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Stymied by a clunking script, crammed with expository exchanges and urgent blather.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
By convoluting the various planes of experience, by overlapping and obscuring ostensible realities and ostensible dreams, Mr. Nolan...
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30

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Everything he (Nolan) does is forced and overthought, and Inception, far from being his ticket into hall-of-fame greatness, is a very...
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Rated PG-13 | For sequences of action and sequences of violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Intense, complex, brilliant sci-fi thriller is OK for teens.
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