Killian’s review published on Letterboxd:
I can't believe I just watched this movie. It was my most anticipated movie for the whole of 2020 and now its finally here.
You'll notice I haven't given this film a score. That is because this is the most overwhelming and confusing experience with a movie I have ever had. You've probably heard talk about how this is Nolan's most complex film and believe me that is the understatement of the century. This film makes Inception and Interstellar look like child's play.
Right from the outset, TENET immediately sweeps you up into an unrelentingly fast and almost unbearably loud experience. The cinematography and score are exceptionally bold and will make your heart pound throughout. The pacing is extremely fast and it's very easy to get lost. I was constantly confused about what was going on because Nolan throws so much at you and doesn't really give you much time to digest it. Don't feel bad if you come out of this movie completely lost because my friends and I talked it over for half an hour afterwards and there's still a lot I don't understand.
I'm planning on seeing it again in a few days to hopefully allow the more specific details of the plot fall into place a bit better. I've got a pretty clear idea now of the overall broad strokes of the story but there's a lot I'm unclear about.
I can honestly say that I think I loved TENET though. Until I see it again it's really hard to comment on what I liked and disliked about it because, like I said already, it's an incredibly overwhelming experience.
If I was to give this a rating it would be somewhere between 4-5 stars so it's definitely a film I can really recommend seeing. Just expect to be mindblown by it.