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Inception

  • Drama
  • 2010
  • Christopher Nolan
  • 141 mins
  • 12A

Summary

A talented thief uses hi-tech devices to enter other people's dreams so he can steal their secrets. An industrialist hires him to perform a far more challenging job - to implant an idea into a corporate heir's mind, so he will think it is his own. However, the mission is compromised by the thief's own troubled psyche. Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The subconscious mind becomes a deadly maze for Leonardo DiCaprio in this wildly inventive psychological thriller from Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk). DiCaprio stars as Cobb, a corporate spy who steals secrets from other people's dreams, but begins to lose his grip when tasked by a business mogul (Ken Watanabe) with implanting a destructive idea in the mind of the heir to an energy empire (Cillian Murphy). Their thoughts are in conflict, producing incredible, ethereal action scenes akin to The Matrix. Cobb is aided by a team of specialists, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy. However, he is also fighting himself and projections of his wife (Marion Cotillard) that threaten to plunge him into oblivion, and these scenes give the film a true sense of urgency. Emotional intimacy is lacking, with some characters functioning merely as devices to explain an increasingly complicated scenario, but there's no doubt that Nolan (who also directed the equally elliptical Memento) knows how to craft an enthralling brainteaser.

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Credits

Cast

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CobbLeonardo DiCaprio
ArthurJoseph Gordon-Levitt
AriadneElliot Page
Robert FischerCillian Murphy
MilesMichael Caine
MalMarion Cotillard
EamesTom Hardy
SaitoKen Watanabe
Peter BrowningTom Berenger
NashLukas Haas
YusufDileep Rao
Maurice FischerPete Postlethwaite
BlondeTalulah Riley
Elderly bald manEarl Cameron

Crew

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DirectorChristopher Nolan

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2010-07-16
Language
English
Guidance
Some violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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