150 mins
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Cryptically described as a contemporary sci-fi action thriller "set within the architecture of the mind", this is director Christopher Nolan's... More

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Inception | Ratings & Reviews

"If Inception is a metaphysical puzzle, it's also a metaphorical one: It's hard not to draw connections between Cobb's dream-weaving and Nolan's filmmaking -- an activity devoted to constructing a simulacrum of reality, intended to seduce us, mess with our heads and leave a lasting impression. Mission accomplished."


"Quite frankly though, Inception is mind blowing, mind bending kind of stuff."


"Nolan shifts the goalposts in a high-concept hybrid that fuses existential sci-fi and Bondian mayhem into one captivating whole. But you may just end up craving a little more human connection."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Though there is a lot to see in Inception, there is nothing that counts as genuine vision. Mr. Nolan’s idea of the mind is too literal, too logical, too rule-bound to allow the full measure of madness -- the risk of real confusion, of delirium, of ineffable ambiguity -- that this subject requires."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Inception does a difficult thing. It is wholly original, cut from new cloth, and yet structured with action movie basics so it feels like it makes more sense than (quite possibly) it does."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"Popcorn meets profound in mind-bending sci-fi thriller."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"A tremendously exciting science-fiction thriller that's as disturbing as it sounds. This is a popular entertainment with a knockout punch so intense and unnerving it'll have you worrying if it's safe to close your eyes at night."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"In a summer of remakes, reboots and sequels comes Inception, easily the most original movie idea in ages."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Like The Matrix mated with Synecdoche, New York — or a Charlie Kaufman 007. To paraphrase Casino Royale’s Vesper Lynd, it’s a meaningful pursuit in a summer of disposable entertainments. With physics-defying, thunderous action, heart-wringing emotion and an astonishing performance from DiCaprio, Nolan delivers another true original: welcome to an undiscovered country."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Sometime in the near future, some clever clog has invented the device that will let us share our dreams with other people, or more sinisterly, to invade those of someone else."

Dominion PostDominion Post

"This film gave me a bit of a headache, but oddly, not in a bad way. It was from concentrating so hard not to miss anything while trying to take it all in."

Christchurch PressChristchurch Press

Inception | Details

Award winner
Winner of 4 2011 Academy Awards - Best Cinematography, Visual Effects, Sound Mixing and Sound Editing.
M, Contains Medium Level Violence
Action, Science Fiction
Country of origin