Writer/Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard
Review: 2.5 stars (of five)
Christopher Nolan’s new film sports a dense, literally multilayered plot, great visuals and inventive, practically executed special effects and powerfully tight direction and editing. It has a lot going for it, all under the control of the gripping filmmaker who gave us Memento, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Prestige.
The bulk of the film explicitly takes place in dreams, and Nolan deliberately brings a dreamlike quality to the narrative. Take the beginning: We arrive en media res and nothing...