Christopher Nolan (2010)

12A Certificate


Our Score
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, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao and Ellen Page. 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.


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.

Cast & Crew

Cobb Leonardo DiCaprio
Arthur Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Ariadne Ellen Page
Robert Fischer Cillian Murphy
Miles Michael Caine
Mal Marion Cotillard
Eames Tom Hardy
Saito Ken Watanabe
Peter Browning Tom Berenger
Nash Lukas Haas
Yusuf Dileep Rao
Maurice Fischer Pete Postlethwaite
Blonde Talulah Riley
Elderly bald man Earl Cameron
Director Christopher Nolan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Some violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 16 Jul 2010