(Crisp) Movie Review: TENET by FENIL SETA

Tenet is an exciting thriller with loads of thrilling and unpredictable moments from start to finish. As expected, it’s not a simple fare. But this flick is more complicated than Christopher Nolan’s previous films and deserves the full attention of the viewers. The first half is sure to bewilder audiences. Thankfully, things get slightly comprehensible in the second half. The twists and turns here are amazing. The film, however, ends with a lot of unanswered questions. One really wishes if the film was simpler. Perhaps, that would have enhanced the impact. A few instances do remind one of Avengers: Endgame. One of the reasons it worked despite its complex concept was because it was simpler and hence appealed to all kinds of audiences. Speaking of performances, John David Washington is apt for the part. Robert Pattinson looks stylish and impresses with his style and understanding of the character. Elizabeth Debicki arguably gives the best performance in the film and it’s an act to watch out for. Kenneth Branagh scores in the villainous role. Dimple Kapadia is fantastic and it’s a pleasure to see her essaying an important role. Michael Caine is adorable while Clémence Poésy is first-rate in the cameo. Ludwig Göransson’s music is one of the best parts about the film. The score enhances impact significantly. VFX is seen to be believed. All in all, despite the minuses, Tenet deserves a watch, that too on the big screen. In fact, it’ll be a CRIME to not see this in cinemas, especially if you are interested to see it. And kudos to Nolan and Warner Bros for taking the brave step of releasing it in cinemas across the world in these times!

My rating – *** ½ out of 5! 

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