Metacritic Movie Ratings
Inception Reviews

4.0

74

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

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

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The film is easier to admire than to fully grasp or be moved by it. Still, it's worth surrendering to the dream.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    As engrossing and logic-resistant as the state of dreaming it seeks to replicate, Christopher Nolan's audacious new creation demands further study to fully absorb the multiple, simultaneous stories Nolan finagles into one narrative experience.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJohn Anderson

    By convoluting the various planes of experience, by overlapping and obscuring ostensible realities and ostensible dreams, Mr. Nolan deprives us the opportunity of investing emotionally in any of it.

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