Full Movie Reviews
Robby Kronemeyer - wrote on 04/24/2015
This is Nolan's best. I had always said Dark Knight was his best film, but this movie proved me wrong. This movie is damn near flawless. And looking at the premise of it all, it looks impossible that a movie like this would be perfect, but somehow it is.
I would like to preface this by saying I love DiCaprio, and I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt. But my 2 favorite performances in this movie come from Tom Hardy at number 2, and Ellen Page as my favorite.
Aside from the ending, this movie will have you believing that she is the main character if you think about it. It can easily be misconstrued that this movie is about her unlocking not only the secrets of Inception, but the secrets of Cobb (DiCaprio) as well. Obviously the ending indicates this is not true as it's all …
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Ryan Stephen M - wrote on 06/29/2013
Ok, here goes my review for Inception. It's a complicated, complicated movie but i will go over the plot and why i think it's so good. Christopher Nolan directed it and the guy just does not seem to make a bad movie. It's just hit after hit. Here we have Dom Cobb, played by Leonardo DiCaprio as the main character. He practices a type of crime called extraction, which is going inside someone's mind and stealing information or secrets. He doesn't do this alone, he has a team which includes characters played by Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Their jobs are even more complicated then it might seem because they want to get in and out of the persons mind without the person noticing that they were there. Also, there is a complication of something from Dom's past, about his ex-wife, who …
sreekirch - wrote on 10/06/2012
How many enigmatic films Nolan has presented. I count from insomnia, prestige, and now inception. The fact is clear from Nolan. People please use your brains. Inception is a dream movie. Well it might seem simple. But Nolan converts a simple dream movie into a challenging riveting action film, with lots of thinking. Not only is the story, but the characters are also compelling. DiCaprio plays Cobb a specialist who can protect ideas generated in someone’s mind. Wait a minute. Is it very complex? Yes. But we do not have to worry. Nolan explains everything going in the movie. So there are no awe ooh moments in the film. DiCaprio fits in the job. There is a team he leads and now it is not a simple job, but its inception. It is planting an idea in someone’s mind. How they are …
symp4thedevil - wrote on 10/04/2012
I have never been disappointed with Christopher Nolan. He has always exceeded the expectations I have had for his films. "Inception" is something altogether new, yet familiar. It has a sweeping score and dispostion that matches "The Dark Knight" and has a intriguing story that surpasses "Memento"'s greatness. Yes, "Inception" is quite easily one of the best mainstream films I have seen in years.
It is part character drama, part science fiction fantasy and part thriller...thrown into a believable story that I have yet to find any plot holes in. Ebert pointed out that as great as "Memento" was, how would a man with short term memory loss know he had short term memory loss?
"Inception" feels as though inspiration from several films influenced the story, as well as the concept of …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 05/08/2012
Viewing the movie again on DVD (2-disc special edition) never persuaded my fascination for its greatness. Dom Cobb was approached by Saito to implant a business idea. He recruits a potential architect named Ariadne, forger in Eames, Yusuf a chemist together with Arthur, his researcher. Saito asks a favor from Cobb to implant an idea. The picture’s premise was innovative with utilization of the terms such as the “kick,” “totem,” “limbo,” “maze,” “paradox” “projection” and “levels” were brought to a different perspective. From the idea of extraction, to the infiltration of Saito’s safe until the mind-bending conclusion, the film resonates in all aspects from plot, pace and storytelling. Score added to the suspenseful and extraordinary scenes. One of …
MovieAddict - wrote on 03/16/2012
Inception is a futuristic heist film with a twist. The heists take place inside of a dream and Leonardo DiCaprio as Cobb plays an extractor who has somehow figured out not only how to get into people's dreams and steal their secrets but how to link various people into the same dream, so that the dream becomes reality.
When his beloved wife (Marion Cotillard) committed suicide, he was falsely accused of murder and now he is a wanted fugitive in the U.S.A, which is a problem for him, because he's got kids there and coming back home to them is what he most desires. Cobb and his team are hired by a mysterious Japanese businessman Saito (Ken Watanabe) who offers a unique chance to him to clear his records. Saito doesn't ask him of extraction but an inception, planting an idea in heir …
Yojimbo - wrote on 01/14/2012
"Extractor" Leonardo DiCaprio who specializes in invading the dreams of others for the purpose of industrial espionage is recruited by an industrialist to "persuade" the heir of a competitor to dissolve his father's company. Christopher Nolan once more produces a mind-bending concept for a genre spanning thriller that is sci-fi, spy thriller and heist movie in equal measure. The alternate reality based structure and gravity defying action scenes are very Matrix-like, the concept rather like Dreamscape (an old Dennis Quaid vehicle with an intriguing concept as Nolan no doubt recognised that was unfortunately compromised by 80s cheese) and execution rather like that of Minority Report. As such I didn't think it was quite as original as everyone else seems to but it is done with …
MovieMike - wrote on 12/22/2011
Ever since writer/director Christopher Nolan came onto the scene with ‘Memento’ (2000), I’ve been a huge fan. He followed that effort up with 2002’s ‘Insomnia’ (starring Al Pacino). He followed up with ‘Batman Begins’ in 2005, ‘The Prestige’ in 2006, and continued his Batman work with 2008’s ‘The Dark Night’. Nary a turkey in the bunch, I dare say. Much like ‘Memento’, ‘Inception’ is a concept film with a very complicated and layered story. Most often, films that derive their plot from some sort of gimmick or complex machination tend to end up as clunkers or just fall apart in the closing scenes. Winners in this category include M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Sixth Sense’, or ‘The Blair Witch Project’. Some films I feel failed to fully realize …
bcuevas101 - wrote on 03/15/2011
The science fiction action film Inception directed by Christopher Nolan, very subtly portrays the same characteristics of the making of a movie, only if one knows the essential people that are needed to create a movie that is able to keep their audience intent on the work they are creating. The film puts Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of Dom Cobb, a dream extractor, along with his team which include co-stars Ellen Page, Joseph-Gordon Levitt, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, and Dileep Rao, into a thrilling plot line which follows the typical conventions of a heist movie much like the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy, but instead of robbing casinos, they are in experts in stealing ideas. The film does not stray off the conventions of a heist film, but it does incorporate a new idea to the concept of a …
Sploich - wrote on 03/06/2011
Christopher Nolan has always been known for his cerebral films. Everything he writes has to do with the mind and the various ways it can be altered and manipulated. In Memento it was the loss of memories, in The Prestige it was what is interpreted by the mind as real and in The Dark Knight it was morality. In his latest film, however, he decided to take a giant leap towards a much more literal interpretation of his own concepts and ideas by setting the film inside character's actual minds.
Inception takes place in an unknown time, presumedly "THE FUTURE!", where people have the technology capable of sending multiple persons into the same dream. The film centers on a group of people who are hired to do just that, more specifically to plant an idea into some one's subconscious without …