Cogill reviews "Inception"

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by GARY COGILL

WFAA

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 16 at 8:59 PM

"Inception" is so good, so profound, so wrap-your-head-around challenging, it might restore your faith in the future of movies.

Leonardo DiCaprio has never been better playing an emotionally troubled dream-stealer. But rather than steal a thought, he sets out to implant a thought, with the help of a team of experts, including a college recruit, played perfectly by Ellen Page.

Writer, director Chris Nolan has created a complex architectural stunner on numerous levels, technically and emotionally.

Along with cinematographer, Wally Pfister, "Inception" takes you places never before seen in cinema, all supported by a cracker-jack script that demands you pay attention.

There is nothing lazy or simple about "Inception," a work of cinematic art on the highest level.

"Inception" is rated PG-13 and the less you know the better going in. The Oscar-caliber cast includes Marion Cotillard as DiCaprio's mysterious wife in a film you will talk about long after its two and a half hours runs out.

"Inception" is Nolan's master-class in film-making, and a much appreciated cinematic gift to movie goers with a brain.

E-mail: gcogill@wfaa.com

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