Tenet ★★★½

An enjoyable, bonkers spy-sci-fi flick that is thrilling for the most part but lacks the real clarity of Nolan’s best work.

The central concept is undercooked and under explained, a fact not helped by some messy editing and sound mixing. The characters, whilst likeable, don’t really have any arc to bolster the film, and the final battle is largely incoherent. 

Even with all this, the 150 minutes flew by, the bulk of the action sequences were fun, and the spy furnishings were slick. Not everything can be Inception, but I wish this was just that little bit more polished and refined. 

Covered on a special episode of ClapperCast. 

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