Inception: The IMAX Experience Synopsis
Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller centers on the premise of corporate espionage by way of dream invasion.

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings

74
SEE ALL CRITIC REVIEWS
100

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...
Full Review
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...
Full Review
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.
Full Review
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...
Full Review
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.
Full Review
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...
Full Review
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...
Full Review
63

Philadelphia Inquirer

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

Five Word Review

By albinet
Exceedingly Convoluted Piece Of Crap...

I cannot remember at this point...

By lovestalentmoviefan
...how many times I have seen this movie,and I will see it again! I have never thought IMAX or 3D was worth the extra money until Inception. This film was definitely taken to another level in IMAX....

Why???

By keyster10
The trailer had me at hello. The movie starts off with lengthy mediocre dialogue. What was that premise again? The movie doesn't care to draw you in. It just moves along and it is what it is. When...

Don't miss this captivating RIDE!

By Ajlina
Loved it! Fascinating story. Excellent acting. Did not feel like two and a half hours at all. Saw it again the following night and it felt even shorter. Had me from the get go and still has me!...

My Favorite Film

By cylon1515
Not only DiCaprio's best film, it is the best movie ever...

woww!!

By ash42389
This movie was amazing. I just saw it and I already want to watch it again. Finally an original movie that hasn't been done before. Everything about this movie was awesome. The acting, the plot,...

Five Word Review

By Carol0182
Best movie of the year......

Oscar worthy

By HoodCritic1
Two years ago, I believed that action auteur Christopher Nolan would have recieved an Academy Award nomination for his outstanding work with "The Dark Knight," which was quite possibly, the only...

This movie didn't disappoint...

By Abigail G
I loved this movie from start to finish...riveting, exciting, fresh new plot and loved the cast completely. Such an interesting story from beginning to end, its a must see!!!...

Inception

By Jess664393
I highly recommend watching this at an Imax theater. What a great experience. My whole family loved the movie. If you like action packed movies that make you think this is it. I got lost in this...

More Info

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.
Read the Common Sense Media Review
POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF