Tenet Reviews/Reactions [Possible SPOILERS]

An original action espionage film releasing in IMAX on August 12, 2020
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Surprised so far that the scores have maintained, though it can certainly change in the coming weeks (months?) of more reviews being added. Reading regular people reviews on social media and this film seems to continue Nolan's trend since Inception of having very polarizing reactions. Though, even alot of the positives for Tenet still have issues with the confounding plot and struggle with the sound mix.

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Dragon_316ca wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Was wondering where he's been

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DarkChocolateOreo wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Its funny how film critics are cool and matter until they give a fans movie a bad score...

Critics wouldnt have jobs if they had no demand. Yes, critique is subjective...so is filmmaking...So is conversation. All critique is is a response. Find a critic you like and stop worrying (so much) about naysayers

Imagine if you couldnt find out how disgusting a restaurant was before you ate there
or how racist a film was before you buy your tickets

Ill also say you can disagree with a specific critic but dont decry the whole prof. I personaly think its weird that some critics push so hard for audiences to consume nonchallenging material, like they have no faith in the audience
No, they never mattered.

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ninenin wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 11:45 am
Sorry but I wholeheartedly disagree. When it comes to subjective things like art and cinema, critiques are really useless and truly pretentious. Writing opinion peices as a fan, layman, General audience member is fine but as soon as you try to make a "profession" about it you are trying to raise the importance of your opinion above others... The very definition of pretentiousness. In more objective areas like science, engineering, economics, and law etc. On the other hand It's important to have expert opinions.
big believer people will eventually just tell on themselves

case and point.


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Best review so far!!

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Pablo michel wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 4:00 pm
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Best review so far!!
Now that’s good lol

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Metacritic 70%, Rotten 81%, Imdb 8.0

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So, this is going to be by far the worst user-rated Nolan movie besides Insomnia and Following. It's already at an 8 on IMDB with 32,000 ratings, and it's just going to (most likely) keep dropping. It's at 3.7 on letterboxd, same as TDKR and only above Following and Insomnia.

I recently reread the Inception shooting script with that interview with Jonah, and they talk at length about how you need a massive emotional stakes and clarity to guide an audience through a movie. It seems for the first time in his career he went too far away from that, seemingly on purpose (?) (haven't seen it yet). I wonder if he'll talk about Tenet through that lens at some point.

For comparison:

The Dark Knight: 9.0
Inception: 8.8
Interstellar: 8.6
The Prestige: 8.5
Memento: 8.4
The Dark Knight Rises: 8.4
Batman Begins: 8.2
Tenet- 8.0 (and dropping)
Dunkirk: 7.9
Following: 7.5
Insomnia: 7.2

Tenet is going to wind up in the mid 7s most likely.


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User reviews will be big disappointment for Nolan. Not critics but normal people. I'm very curious the next Chris movie after all this. Maybe Tenet is last movie with time manipulation.

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rbej wrote:
August 30th, 2020, 2:56 am
User reviews will be big disappointment for Nolan. Not critics but normal people. I'm very curious the next Chris movie after all this. Maybe Tenet is last movie with time manipulation.
people here act like the feedback will make chris reconsider his whole career and go back to making memento 2 or something, time will tell what chris chooses to do next, but its not like this film is the one to topple his career, he hasnt pulled a shamalan on us yet, i also think chris will keep finding new ways of telling stories in a non linear way, whatever the scale he works at, in fact, in the future i do imagine him making smaller and ever more bold films, flexing all of his auteur skills in a completely avant garde way.

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