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  • 2010
  • PG-13
  • 148min
  • 86%
  • 8.8 / 10

Skilled espionage agent Dom Cobb agrees to implant an idea into the mind of a CEO for a chance to redeem his old life.

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Inception debuted on July 8, 2010, at the Odeon Leicester Square in London. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures on July 16, 2010, in the U.S. and the U.K. Upon its theatrical release, the film rapidly gained critical praise from its viewers. It was also a commercial success. It earned a total of $828 million worldwide against a production budget of $160 million. Inception received various nominations and awards at different award-giving ceremonies. At the 83rd Academy Awards, it was nominated for eight awards and won four of which. The film has also made significant waves in popular culture. Songs such as Blue Sky by Common, Hypnotize by N.E.R.D, and Just Can’t Get Enough by Black Eyed Peas reference the film. Ariana Grande also drew inspiration from the film for No Tears Left to Cry. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes garnered 344 reviews and reported an 86% approval rating. The site’s critics consensus praises the film for offering a smart, fresh, and thrilling blockbuster that transcends intellectual and visceral experience. On Metacritic, Inception earned a total score of 74/100. Market research firm CinemaScore assigned an average grade of B+. Inception made it to several critics’ top ten lists, including Richard Roeper’s of Chicago Sun-Times, Empire’s, Peter Travers’ of Rolling Stone, Christy Lemire’s of Associated Press, Claudia Puig’s of USA Today, Noel Murray’s of The A.V. Club, and Phillip French’s of The Observer.


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Written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan, Inception is a 2010 science fiction action film. Emma Thomas also co-produced the film alongside Nolan. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine.