Benjamin Hunter Brooks’s review published on Letterboxd:
The acting was outstanding and one heck of a cast. The composition was cleverly thought out and the use of inverted audio a nice touch to paint each scene with suspense and intensity. The second half of this film was just absolutely incredibly thought out and executed with amazing spectacle and brilliant writing.
The first half of this movie was probably some of Nolan’s worst writing and it’s getting a whole star taken off an otherwise perfect movie. So much exposition was needed to establish this movie’s reality, but putting all of it in the first hour back to back just ruined the world building for me, it prohibited suspension of disbelief, it felt too fake for me. Don’t get me wrong there were plenty of amazing sequences in the opening act, but the overall storytelling just seemed poor, especially for Nolan.