Sci-Fi Action - This is a complex, long (nearly two and a half hours) effects-heavy
science fiction thriller aimed at adult moviegoers. While there is a
fair bit of action, especially in the final third, this is more of a
dramatic piece. Fans of star Leonardo DiCaprio should be pleased.
Violent content makes the film too intense for children.
PROFANITY: 5 GD's; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Fights and shootings with minimal blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Chases, fights, explosions, destruction. COMEDY: Some comic lines.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good For those who pay attention, Inception is not confusing. It is smart, taut, and does not reward indolence.
Roger EbertFull Review Excellent "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.
USA TodayFull Review Very Good Nolan has fashioned a story rich in off-kilter grandeur. But perhaps because we are so engaged in figuring out its plot, Inception doesn't fully connect emotionally.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 132 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:The children rated it very high so they must be older children since this isn't a movie smaller children would likely enjoy.
TEENS:GREAT reviews from nearly all the teens, both males and females.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Both the males and females enjoyed "Inception" very much with a large percentage loving it.
ADULTS:Both the male and female reviews show that a fairly small percentage were somewhat disappointed, but most enjoyed "Inception" very much.
Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the best in the dangerous art of
extraction: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the
dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a
coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also
made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now
Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back
but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist,
Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse; their task is not to steal an
idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime.
But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the
dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb
could have seen coming.