En die zijn unaniem lovend. Vrijwel iedereen lijkt diep onder de indruk van Nolan's laatste en noemt het een van de meest originele en beste blockbusters die er de afgelopen 5 jaar zijn verschenen. Hieronder vind je een greep uit de recensies.
The Hollywood Reporter: A devilishly complicated, fiendishly enjoyable sci-fi voyage across a dreamscape that is thoroughly compelling. Inception puts him not only at the top of the heap of sci-fi all-stars, but it also should put this Warner Bros. release near or at the top of the summer movies. Its very hard to see how a film that plays so winningly to so many demographics would not be a worldwide hit. Sometimes originality comes at a cost though: At the end, you may find yourself utterly exhausted.
AICN: Though the narrative speeds ahead like a rapidly unfolding lucid dream, INCEPTION uses the familiar vernacular of the heist film to keep less attentive audiences engaged. Unlike other films that traipse across the boundless landscape of the unconscious mind, its not a take-it-or-leave-it proposition. The particulars may be complex, but theres an emotional logic that drives the story forward. There are also wildly compelling action set pieces. In this regard, INCEPTION is a miracle: a multi-layered meditation on the unruly clutter of the subconscious that works sensationally well as a classical action film. It plays brilliantly on every conceivable level. Whats most exciting about INCEPTION is that it finds Nolan peaking as a visual artist; hes using the extravagantly cinematic tropes of other genres to connect with the viewer intellectually. With INCEPTION, Nolan joins the company of Coppola, Lean and not too many others as a filmmaker who treats the big canvas with the respect it deserves - but with the steely verve of a chess player who can see dozens of moves ahead. Pure cinema at its best feels like dreaming with your eyes wide open. Cinema doesnt get much purer than INCEPTION.
InContention: In reviewing 2008s The Dark Knight, I wrote that director Christopher Nolan has made a brief career of exploring characters built upon their somber, in some instances twisted pasts, however distant or immediate. The theme continues with Inception, a film like nothing you have ever seen before that plays out like a two-hour therapy session, wrapped in the accoutrement of a heist film and bathed in the panache of an entirely immersive cinematic experience. Every single moment of Inception is more gripping than the last. Its the kind of film Freud, or more likely Jung, would have delighted in deconstructing. Nolan takes a leap of faith with his audience, trusting them to keep up with the screenplays labyrinthine structure while at the same time conjuring enough cerebral hocus pocus to avert attention from its weaknesses.
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