There’s isn’t anything that Nolan has done that hasn’t been superb. Inception combines everything he’s revered for by film freaks: his fascination for how the mind works – its incredible potential and its fragility; his interest in illusion and surprising plot twists; his commitment to visual brilliance – although here he’s not as original as he can be – and the way he brings out pitch-perfect performances from an ensemble cast of first-rate actors at the top of their game.
INCEPTION | Directed by Christopher Nolan (USA 2010). Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page. Opens in Berlin cinemas July 29.