George Karkaletsis’s review published on Letterboxd:
All I have for you is a word, EPIC. That’s the word I would use to describe my experience. It’s a great cinematic experience. It’s the first movie in cinema for me after the quarantine and I couldn’t have a greater comeback than this. The last two movies I watched on cinemas back in February, is The Gentleman and 1917. For now, I will write a non spoiler review.
Firstly, I wanna confess that Tenet is in technically level more than amazing. It wouldn’t seem strange to me if it collect some awards like:
1. Production Design: Guys, Christopher Nolan choose to smash a real airplane. What more should I add?
2. Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema did a mesmerizing job with the cinematography of Tenet and the result is beautiful.
3. Editing: The reversed shots was very good and that's a job of editing (i suppose)
Christopher Nolan is one of my favourites directors and didn’t disappoint me once again. Before I go to the cinema, I was a little wary because of the mixed reviews. This has been proven totally wrong and I’m so relieved. The pace of the story may be a little bit of fast, but the action is so fun. The main plot is a bit confused the first hour, but in the end I think I got it. A second view will give me more informations for sure!
Performances are great too. John David Washington (The Protagonist) and Robert Pattinson were both great, but my favourite character and the most well written (in my opinion), is Elizabeth Debicki’s character, Kat. She is a character with an interesting backstory, contrary the other two characters I mentioned above. John David Washington's battle scenes were very well done and his work is great totally. Another lovely addition to the cast is Kenneth Branagh as the villain. His heavy Russian accent is one of the highlights of the film!
Another one thing that I have to mention is the usage of bass, that is really shake you while you are sitting. This maximized my experience a lot.
All in all, I’m very happy for my return in cinema and I must say that Tenet was the film I anticipated the most for 2020, and I’m grateful I had the opportunity to watch it in cinema. It may not be on the same level as Inception, Interstellar and The Dark Knight, but I think it would be after some more rewatches. This is also my 700th log on Letterboxd. Great experience and I will watch it again for sure!
EDIT: I change my mind. I believe that it will not reach the level of his masterpieces.