Inception (PG-13)


Christopher Nolan’s futuristic intrigue thriller is am astonishing magic act, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Dom Cobb is reminiscent of his performance in Shutter Island. Cobb takes on a mission of corporate espionage with his team—Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy and Ellen Page. By the time the film gets down to the dream-within-a-dream-within-a-dream, the puzzle of narrative complexity loses much of its appeal.

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