Jun 24, 2010

Inception gets 3.5 stars from Peter Travers

"The mind-blowing movie event of the summer... Dive in and drive yourself crazy." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ***1/2
The blogs are abuzz with the first largely positive review of Christopher Nolan's forthcoming Inception, while neglecting to point out that the rave comes from Rolling Stone's Peter Travers the most excitable critic in Cristendom. In 2005, his name appeared below 65 movie poster quotes. He has raved about Shaft ("Right On! Brotherman in Charge!") Gladiator ("Glorious! A Colossus of rousing action and ferocious fun!") Me, Myself and Irene ("A hell-raising piece of comedy heaven!"), Syriana ("this fighting-mad film isn't just hot, it's incendiary") Grindhouse ("this babes-and-bullets tour de force gets you high on movies again.") He thought Mission Impossible III "the movie to beat in the race to push your pulse rate past the danger zone," and Shaun of the Dead "a blast of fright and fun! Keeps the blood and the laughs gushing!" And he gave Inception 3.5 stars. Hmm.


  1. Peter Travers is an excellent critic. My favorite actually. Which film blurb above do you actually disagree with, or perhaps you think they're just a little amped up?

  2. Btw-- saw Inception this week, and like Travers, I really liked it.