Inception movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Inception is written and directed by Christopher Nolan and is exceptionally-made and complex. This movie’s visuals, music and acting is brilliant, although it’s overly confusing.


A thief who steals information and corporate secrets from his targets through their dreams is tasked with the impossible: to plant an idea into the mind of a C.E.O. If they succeed, it will be the perfect crime, but a dangerous enemy predicts their every move.

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Movie details

Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Release Date (Australia): 22 July 2010
Runtime: 148 minutes/2h 28m
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Language: English, Japanese

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film contains science fiction themes, betrayal and suicide.

Violence (M)

During action sequences, there are depictions of people being shot and stabbed with accompanying blood detail and blood sprays.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains occasional use of the words “goddamn”, “ass” and “bastard”.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for sequences of violence and action throughout)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Christopher Nolan’s Inception is incredibly original, complex, intriguing and thoughtful, although it may be confusing for some. It’s an unforgettable and original, though very complex cinematic experience with epic attention to detail. The story focuses on a man played by Leonardo DiCaprio who steals information from his targets through their dreams in which they are most vulnerable, but Inception is the mission to plant an idea in someone’s head rather than steal from.

The film as said stars an excellent Leonardo DiCaprio, alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page and a few other actors who truly deliver cogent spark to their roles. Although it doesn’t have any real impact on the story or value of the film, the problem with the characters is how the film doesn’t have a working attempt at emotionally connecting us to them and we’re just engaged into the movie with everything we know and learn about them.

Another important note to make is that you have to be paying strong attention to this movie to fully understand it, or it might just take a few more sittings to completely process the whole thing. It’s a long, complicated and baffling sci-fi action-thriller with stunning visual effects, brilliant musical score and acceptable writing, but it’s also very entertaining throughout and meets the standards for a popcorn flick at the movies.

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