Tenet

critic Reviews

, 70% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A visually dazzling puzzle for film lovers to unlock, Tenet serves up all the cerebral spectacle audiences expect from a Christopher Nolan production.
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    [Christopher Nolan] is very clever, but mostly irritating is what I find. [His movies] are not cerebral - they're fake cerebral... He doesn't even do the time travel right.
    Read full article
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I am a big fan of [Christopher Nolan's] films -- I usually enjoy the time puzzle of it -- but this seems even more intentionally inaccessible and challenging than everything else... Confusing, distancing, and chilly.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    G. Allen JohnsonSan Francisco Chronicle
    "Tenet" is indeed impressive, although I gave up trying to follow the plot.
    Read full article
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle
    "Tenet" is difficult to understand, but even worse, it inspires little desire to understand it.
    Read full article
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Kathleen SachsChicago Reader
    The auteur doesn't show much growth in his most recent self-indulgent work.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Anna SmithDeadline Hollywood Daily
    It is easy to sit back and revel in the wonder of the big-screen experience, and to immediately want to see the film again. And again.
    Read full article
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    The weakest of Nolan's 11 cinematic at-bats to date, Tenet finds the filmmaker unable to get out of his own way as he attempts to spin a yarn that makes earlier efforts like Memento seem as linear and uncomplicated as A Charlie Brown Christmas.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ben KucheraPolygon
    I love Tenet so much, despite its frustrations. Nolan wants to keep pushing the boundaries of these kinds of blockbusters, and that means he's going to fail as much as he succeeds.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sheraz FarooqiComicBook Debate
    Tenet is a Christopher Nolan film in every way. An amalgamation of themes & threads out of his other films combined into one, Tenet has shades of Nolan's best work, but not without flaws.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Yasser MedinaCinemaficionados
    A science fiction film in which Nolan builds, visually, a twisted and frenetic experience of international espionage that is structured as if it were a narrative palindrome of dualities and retrocausality. [Full review in Spanish]
    Read full article