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Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the best in the dangerous art of extraction: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible--inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse; their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 326
- Fresh: 282
- Rotten: 44
- Average Rating: 8.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Even as you tick off the film's overload of references, though -- a Matrix here, a James Bond there -- the amazing effects and Cobb's quest carry you along.
Fresh: A spectacular fantasy thriller based on Nolan's own original screenplay, Inception is the smartest CGI head-trip since The Matrix.
Fresh: A heist film of thrilling, almost delirious complexity.
Fresh: It's just grade-A filmmaking.
"Inception" plants an epic, original idea.
"Inception" is a brilliant, epic masterpiece. Christopher Nolan spent ten years on the screenplay for "Inception", for a good reason. The film has a complex, multi-layerd storyline that asks the audience to use their minds. When I say 'complex', I mean that compared to the CGI-laden action films with no story, "Inception" asks you to think. And when you do, it's that simple. The story is an original, thrilling adventure that keeps you on the edge. The terrific ensemble cast, headed by Leonardo DiCaprio, does a brilliant job portraying a team of skilled mind-theives. Leonardo, as always, puts emotion and power in his role as Dom Cobb. The action was well-crafted and went perfectly with the story. Overall, I see no real flaws in "Inception". Mr. Nolan should take home "Best Picture", "Best Director", and "Best Original Screenplay", which he really deserved for "The Dark Knight". Two big thumbs up.
"A single idea from the human mind can build citys. An idea can transform the world, and re-write all the rules. Which is why, I have to steal it." - Dom Cobb
Christopher Nolan's Dream is Real!
10 years ago, Nolan began writing the screenplay for Inception based on ideas he conceived at the age of 16. After masterfully directing the Dark Knight, Nolan was given the green light to make his lifelong dream, Inception, become real. This is Nolan's masterpiece. Everything from the mind-blowing plot to the surreal visuals is perfect. All of the members of the A-list cast bring their A-game to Inception. Hans Zimmer's impeccable soundtrack is absolutely wonderful. Zimmer brilliantly combines the western style of Ennio Morricone with a modern orchestra and dreamy, electronic sounds. The revolutionary special effects include a zero-gravity sequence that is absolutely jaw-dropping. The innovative plot leaves audiences questioning the threads of reality. The Oscars better watch out! Inception is not only the best film of 2010, but also the most intellectually stimulating masterpiece of our generation.
COMPLAINT: Seriously, how come it's only available in SD? I don't think I'll be buying it until it is in HD.
REVIEW: Outstanding movie. Definitely up there in my all-time favorites (but not #1, or #2 for that matter). Anyways, this movie has everything that I loved about Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight: Suspense, thrills, cleverness, a bit of action, and excitement. This is one of those movies that only comes around once in a while - those real good flicks.
Without a doubt this movie is deserving of AT LEAST one Oscar (particularly "best picture"). I say "best picture" because I was impressed by overall everything: the special effects, the [AWESOME!!!] score by Hans Zimmer, the outstanding acting performed by everyone, the plot, and the [bit disturbing and controversial] ending. Seriously, there has been no other movie in 2010 as exciting and thought evoking as this one. I definitely recommend this to anyone who hasn't seen it.
SIDE NOTE: Inception isn't really an "action movie" per say, seeing as it's mostly an amalgam of suspense and clever thinking, but I'll roll with it. Also, [not to brag or anything, but...] I only saw this movie ONCE and I understood EVERYTHING!
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2010
- © 2010 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Legendary Pictures. All rights reserved.