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3.9
20,217 Ratings

Inception

Directed by Christopher Nolan
United States, United Kingdom, 2010
Sci-Fi, Thriller

Synopsis

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb, an elite thief who has mastered the art of stealing valuable secrets from people’s dreams and is given the dangerous task of trying to implant an idea into the mind of a corporate CEO.

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Inception Directed by Christopher Nolan

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2011 | 4 wins including: Best Achievement in Cinematography

2011 | 4 nominations including: Best Achievement in Art Direction

Village Voice Film Poll

2010 | Winner: Worst Film

American Film Institute Awards

2011 | Winner: Movie of the Year

National Board of Review

2010 | Winner: Top Ten Films

What are people saying?

  • Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Inception

    20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE DREAMS. NOLAN succeeds an original challenge: to explore & manipulate the unknown of mind, by travelling between reality & 3 layers of dreams. Often exciting & even gripping. A few lengths. === 20.000 LIEUES SOUS LES REVES. NOLAN réussit un pari original: explorer & manipuler l’inconscient en voyageant entre réalité & 3 couches de rêves. Souvent passionnant. Parfois saisissant. Des longueurs.

  • Nick Schwab's rating of the film Inception

    If Nolan wasn't conforming to the modern plot heavy gymnastics of modern mainstream films, some of his intriguing, but greatly unanalyzed ideas, could have elevated him to an auteur. Instead, it confirms my belief that he's talented, but is the most overrated English-language born director of the aughts decade and beyond, perhaps only with the exception of the film-school-in-a-box technique of Paul Thomas Anderson.

  • smndvdcl's rating of the film Inception

    Towing the line between his mainstream and experimental affectations, Nolan pays homage to 'La Jetee' in this meta-narrative, hall-of-mirrors, Escher-esque, dream-within-a-dream-within-a-dream premise. Whilst 'Memento' remains his greatest cinematic achievement, there is much of merit in a film where an ensemble cast shine alongside the intricacies of this carefully conceived Rubic's cube narrative.

  • Zac Weber's rating of the film Inception

    Over-the-top praise for this film has obscured any real possibility for discussion. I don't place much value in the ambiguous ending, and I wish earlier parts of the film were infused with more mystery and imaginative disarray. The visual experience is enjoyable, but I never felt any attachment to DiCaprio's character.

  • Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Inception

    Well... I probably liked it more than two stars might suggest but at the same time it didn't really grip me. I really like Ellen Page but here she was pretty much just used as Ms. Exposition which was disappointing...

  • Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Inception

    Despite criticisms that his work is cold and mechanical, there's an emotional centre here that makes it work. For all its hi-tech adornments, it's really the story of a broken man building a system of artificial representations to keep alive the memory of a departed love. Cities are presented as literal labyrinths of the mind, but it's the decaying city, dying without love, that is the film's most pertinent metaphor.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Inception

    Nolan's detractors tend to label his directing style as 'cold' and 'sterile.' Frankly, I wouldn't have it any other way. With "Inception," Nolan proved that the Hollywood blockbuster was in dire need of a more cerebral approach. While the script is a bit over-burdened with exposition, "Inception" provides plenty of imagery to dazzle the eyes at the same time the story ties the viewer's brain in knots.

  • Zach Closs's rating of the film Inception

    Doesn't nail the pathos or character development that should've been present in a dreamscape "Heat." But the action, intelligence, creativity and class are in abundance. If films like this and "Insomnia" are any indication, Nolan should emulate Mann more often.