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Rated PG-13 · 148 minutes · 2010

Science fiction, Thriller
Christopher Nolan’s Inception isn't the year’s best film, but it is, without a doubt, the most original and daring big-budget movie to get released in a long time. More than 75 percent of the film, which runs almost 150 minutes, doesn’t actually happen. It’s all taking place within a dream, or a dream within a dream, or—in the film’s climactic moments—a dream within a dream within a dream within a dream. It’s a painstakingly modern and complex take on the formulaic heist picture. They’ve been around since The Great Train Robbery more than 100 years ago, and we can see just how far the form has come. And now it won’t ever go back.


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Official Site: inceptionmovie.warnerbros.com
Director: Christopher Nolan
Producer: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Chris Brigham and Thomas Tull
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Pete Postlethwaite, Lukas Haas and Tai-Li Lee

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Charleston City Paper Christopher Nolan makes another brainy blockbuster with Inception In an unspecified future, the technology exists for people to enter one another’s dreams. by Scott Renshaw 07/15/2010
The Coast Halifax Inception's storytelling is still in dreamworld The characters spend half of Christopher Nolan's film explaining it to each other. by Mark Palermo 07/15/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Cyrus, Inception, The Sorcerer's Apprentice and more. 07/15/2010
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Creative Loafing Atlanta Infiltrated dreams in Inception Director Christopher Nolan invades and conquers slumberland by Curt Holman 07/15/2010
The Coast Halifax Ellen Page: dream warrior The Halifax actor is surrounded by an all-star cast for Christopher Nolan's Inception, yet in the wake of it all, she remains a pretty chill screen presence. by Carsten Knox 07/22/2010
Portland Mercury Nightmares & Dreamscapes Hey Inception! Stop messing around in my brain! by Erik Henriksen 07/15/2010
Memphis Flyer In Dreams Director Christopher Nolan tops himself with the sci-fi heist flick Inception by Chris Herrington 07/15/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Presents of mind: Inception Christopher Nolan continues to succeed at what most big-budget filmmakers never even bother to try: trusting that our cinematic sense of wonder doesn't have to be disconnected from our brains. by Scott Renshaw 07/15/2010

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