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Inception

action & adventure, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers


Leonardo DiCaprio plays a thief who steals corporate secrets from sleeping minds. Now he must be the first to pull off the reverse: planting an idea in exchange for his freedom.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    86%
  • Audience Score
    91%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    86%
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  • Audience

    91%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Nolan has spun an elegantly cerebral story that is primal, compelling, and as visually disconcerting as it is completely captivating

- Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews, Friday, July 23, 2010

Fresh: "Hooray!"

- Bob Grimm, Reno News and Review, Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fresh: If you think "Lost" was complicated, lets just say its kitten chow when compared to this.

- Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine), Friday, July 30, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Easily one of the best scifi movies ive seen in a long time. Excellent acting, amazing script, great all around.

- jmanard52, Saturday, February 5, 2011

4 stars

Easily one of the best scifi movies ive seen in a long time. Excellent acting, amazing script, great all around.

- jmanard52, Saturday, February 5, 2011

5 stars

It's stylish, compelling, kinetic and relentlessly cool. A must-see. It's a spectacular, pulse-pounding and utterly mind-blowing edge of your seat thriller. A spellbinding original that pushes your mind to limits that you might not be able to handle. It's one hell of an amazing journey that truly takes your breath away. It's 007 meets The Matrix on steroids. A tremendously entertaining and unforgettable thrill-ride that truly delivers. It's truly mind-shattering and frequently amazing. An instant classic. An ingenious masterpiece. Director, Christopher Nolan has crafted a new breed of psychological thriller. It's Nolan's biggest and most accomplished work as a director yet. It's slickly written, superbly crafted and brilliantly performed. A total blast of heart-pounding suspense, adrenaline-pumping action and a brilliant plot. It delivers more twist and turns than a Chinese puzzle that will push you to the limit. A dazzling, powerful and relentlessly exhilarating action-packed ride. It has loads of eye-popping special effects and incredible action sequences. A magnetic and explosive visual treat for the eyes and ears. An excellent and incredible movie you will want to see again. An extraordinary mixture of science fiction, mystery and action all rolled into a superb and exciting heist film. An electrifying experience that has to be seen to be believed. An all-star cast that packs serious heat. They all deliver outstanding performances. Leonardo DiCaprio is brilliant, he shows such dynamic star power and emotional vulnerability. Cillian Murphy is sensational. Ellen Page is wonderful. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is fantastic. Ken Wananabe is excellent. Tom Hardy is terrific.

- allan913, Sunday, October 28, 2012