Christopher Nolan’s Inception may be his best film to date but as Critic After Dark Noel Vera says, it’s still a 150-minute house of cards built on the premise of dreaming with little in the picture that has the authentic feel and solidity of real dreams.
It’s okay. Easily the best movie of the summer, though from what I’ve seen so far that’s not saying much. Easily the best thing Nolan’s ever did to date, though from what I’ve seen of his Batman movies, that’s not saying much either.
Plotline bears remarkable similarity to Scorsese’s Shutter Island. Both are overwrought, both strain mightily, both hinge upon Leonardo DiCaprio piercing the elaborate veil of illusion and coming to terms with his private family tragedy.
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