Friday, July 16, 2010

Movie Review: "Inception"

5. I saw "The Empire Strikes Back" when I was five years old and it blew my mind so thoroughly and left such an indelible, unshakable impression that, in some small way, every movie I've seen since then has been a vague disappointment.

4. "Inception" changed that, surpassing even the most tightly-held moments of whatever shards of a wide-eyed, awestruck kindergartner that dwells in my cynical soul.

3. Leonardo DiCapro leads a powerhouse cast through writer-director Christopher Nolan's mind-bending tale of idea thieves and dream saboteurs.

2. The movie stuns the imagination with visuals that made me feel as if I were personally navigating the live-action recreation of an M.C. Escher drawing while the story twists us through a story that is equal parts action-adventure, heist flick, character-driven drama and romantic tragedy.

1. In the modern multiplex, it is not difficult to rise above the swill released by the creativity-deprived studio system, but "Inception" rockets past that low threshold and manages to move the movie genre forward.

Run Time: 2 hours, 28 minutes
Rated PG-13‎‎
Genre: Action-Adventure-Scifi-Fantasy‎
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page
Finney's Flicks Grade: A+


  1. Wow. Almost makes me want to see this one, Finney! Thanks for the review. Maybe I'll go, since there aren't any exciting horror movies opening anytime soon.

  2. Horror movies are the worst genre in American film, followed closely by science fiction and Woody Allen movies.


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