Tenet (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes


Tenet (2020)



Critic Consensus: A visually dazzling puzzle for film lovers to unlock, Tenet serves up all the cerebral spectacle audiences expect from a Christopher Nolan production.

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Armed with only one word--Tenet--and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

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Rich Ceraulo Ko
as SWAT / Target
Marcel Sabat
as Gaunt Russian
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All Critics (278) | Top Critics (38)

The auteur doesn't show much growth in his most recent self-indulgent work.

September 18, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

What strikes you is how determinedly bare of feeling it seems, even when emotional opportunities present themselves.

September 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Telling a story backward sounds bizarre - it is bizarre - but it works. The backward stuff in "Tenet" sounds bizarre - worse than bizarre, goofy - and for a while it works. But once it doesn't, it really doesn't.

September 4, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

It's a shiny clockwork contraption with a hollow center: a convoluted Rubik's Cube blockbuster that, once solved, reveals little more than the complexity of its own design.

September 3, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Both utterly dazzling and increasingly bewildering.

September 3, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Maybe you could follow what is happening if you wrote it all down on a flow chart with circles and arrows and multiple colored inks, but it wouldn't be worth the effort - and that's hard to do in a dark movie theater.

September 2, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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