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INCEPTION

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb`s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible - inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse; their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move.

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: PG
Release Date: 15 Jul 2010
Genre: Action
Running Time: 2 Hours 28 Minutes
Distributor: WARNER BROS
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine
Director: Christopher Nolan
Format: NA

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Writer: Syahida Kamarudin

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Watch this if you liked: “The Dark Knight”, “Memento”, “The Matrix”

Here is a winning formula. Take a little bit of action and a pinch of thriller. Put a few famous names and hold it together with some award winning ones. A taste of previous success and an acclaimed another and there you have it - an exquisite delicacy called "Inception".

If you love Nolan's narrative and mixture themes of memory, self-deception and grief in "Memento", and at the same time love his visual presentation and action sequence in "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight", "Inception" is both. With stunning visuals, familiar scores (if you remember Hans Zimmer's electronic and almost gothic orchestra in "TDK"), and the added theme, this is a film for those who crave more than just a feel good movie.

Just like "The Matrix" and "The Thirteenth Floor" in which the subject of reality and surrealism are discussed, "Inception" takes you again to dwell on the subject, without compromising the entertainment value in its presentation. Although 30 minutes from the beginning is a little boring and has too much leaning towards explanations, the movie starts to pick up its pace afterwards and amazes you with both its character build-up, architecture, mystery and action sequence.

Although you can only see Leonardo DiCaprio's name on most of the posters, it is -one way or another, an ensemble cast much like "Ocean's Eleven" or "Mission Impossible" (the series). There is not much sense in trying to decide whether Leo is a competent actor for the job, however one would appreciate the existence of other casts like Gordon-Levitt, Watanabe, Murphy and Page, which entertain us when things starts to feel a tad too serious. Kudos especially for the character of Mal Cobb - not much Cotillard for playing it, but the character itself that seems to have a life of its own.

One other issue here is that this is not a film for you to sleep at, have 10 minutes bathroom visitation, enjoy just because Cillian Murphy is such a handsome guy or chat with your friends while watching. It requires your constant focus or you will end up frowning 45 minutes into the film.

This advice is now incepted into your brain. Enjoy.

Cinema Online, 12 July 2010
   
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Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only