Ingenious sci-fi brainteaser in which, at the behest of a
powerful CEO (Ken Watanabe), a corporate spy (Leonardo
DiCaprio) who uses "shared dreaming" to extract secrets from
the minds of sleeping executives, leads a team of skilled
collaborators (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy
and Dileep Rao) on a raid into the subconscious of the heir
(Cillian Murphy) to a rival business. Writer-director
Christopher Nolan achieves a tour de force of spectacle and
suspense that eventually involves four adventures unfolding
simultaneously at different levels of consciousness, though
his crafty action tale is rife with explosions and gunplay
and engages the imagination more than the heart.
Watch out for: Much violence, some of it bloody,
several uses of profanity, a few crude and crass terms.
Rated: A-III; MPAA: PG-13