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Inception 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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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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very very well done

By enstuart
The person I saw the movie with gave it the best compliment. He thought it must have been adapted from a book because the story was so coherent. I agree. It was extremely well written and very...

Move over Avatar: Inception's Special Effects leave you in the dust!

By DelightfulDebra
The premise of Inception is a unique one: specially trained people can insert ideas in your head while you sleep, or probe your subconscious to extract desired information. And here's the kicker: ...

Mind-blowing Masterpiece

By eljediloco
This film engages the audience from the very beginning and keeps you hanging on the edge of your seat with eyes wide open until the very end. The superb cast of the movie led by Leonardo DiCaprio and...

Visually stunning and Ambitious. Doesn't dumb down the audience.

By Cavatica
This is the second Chris Nolan film I've walked out of saying "Wow!" repeatedly. It honestly feels like something his brother, Johnathan would have written (like Memento). The great thing about...

Thank you to all Inception talents...

By LTMF 2
...for seeing your audience as intelligent,wanting to spend our money on something worthwhile, and not needy for gratuitous sex,nudity,blood,gore,vile language ETC ! I have seen this movie 4times...

great movie

By diet pepsi
wow what an exciting fun thrilling adventure i had when i saw this movie it was just so good i loved it one of the best of 2010 so mutch fun it was about a man who has an imaginary world outside of...

Inception Movie Review

By Asianfreak
91 out of 100 The American Dream....

Movie Review for Inception

By wesleymcintyre
Christopher Nolan does justice once again with this intense, well-thought, terrific, thrilling, movie. Wally Pfister has done one of the best jobs in cinematography that I've seen in many years, the...

Less Than Meets The Eye

By bwbob
Inception suffers from the same affliction as most action movies. It is pretty to watch, the effects are very good and the acting is sufficient. But the plot / writing is contrived, not overly...

Amazing movie!

By 111cv
This is the very first movie I have taken time to review... mainly because I couldn't believe that some people would rate it badly. My suspicion is that those who rate this movie anywhere below "GO"...

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Rated PG-13 | For sequences of violence and sequences of action
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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