Maddi’s review published on Letterboxd:
I’ll see you in the beginning, friend.
Tenet is an action movie masterpiece that is non - stop from the second you press play, to the minute the credits roll. Christopher Nolan knocked this out of the park in many ways.
The concept is unlike any other film I’ve watched. It’s abstract and requires undivided attention otherwise, the plot is lost. The way in which this film is shot is stunning, and for me, mind - boggling. The cast ( especially John David Washington and Robert Pattinson ) portrayed their roles with conviction and a rawness that shaped the film into what it is.
I have to be honest though - there were a few things I found to detract from the all the positives. For me, the first forty minutes were slow going. After that, the film increasingly picked up. The music, despite being beautifully composed, was too loud and overbearing. I struggled to hear dialogue at times. Finally, and this isn’t the film’s fault at all - this style of cinema just isn’t for me. I have so much respect and appreciation for the talent and genius behind this, but it’s just not to my taste.
Tenet is most definitely worth all of the praise it receives - probably one of the best films to have come out of 2020.