'Inception' Reviews Complicated

April Peveteaux

inception reviewsBefore you throw down your movie money on Inception this weekend, check out the mixed bag of reviews Christopher Nolan's latest psychological thriller is garnering.

A.O. Scott, New York Times: "It trades in crafty puzzles rather than profound mysteries and gestures in the direction of mighty philosophical questions that Mr. Nolan is finally too tactful, too timid or perhaps just too busy to engage."

J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader: "It sags and eventually buckles under the weight of its complicated premise."

Rex Reed, New York Observer: "None of this prattling drivel adds up to one iota of cogent or convincing logic. You never know who anyone is, what their goals are, who they work for or what they're doing."

Still it's getting 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, and Roger Ebert likes it, whom I usually trust.

Every time we've seen the preview for Inception in my house my husband turns to me and says, "That looks amazing." I always reply, "Yeah, but what is it about?" That doesn't mean we won't go and see it, we probably will. But my reservations about knowing what the storyline even is, don't have me as stoked as the hubs.

I just read the Inception wiki, and I'm still not 100% sure what the deal is with the plot.

Also confusing to me, when did Leonardo DiCaprio become the older male lead to these youngun's, Ellen Page and Joseph Gordan-Levitt? Ack! I'm old.

Are you going to see Inception this weekend?


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