Tenet (2020) Movie Review

Tenet (2020) - Movie Review - Quick Movie Reviews by Haris

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

Now here’s three interesting facts about this movie:

3. Christopher Nolan came up with the idea for the movie nearly 20 years ago and he started writing it 6 years ago.

2. Tenet deals with the concept of ‘inversion. In some situations, the actors actually had to learn their fight choreography in reverse. Kenneth Branagh even had to learn to speak his lines backwards in a Russian accent.

1. The movie was made with 100% practical stunts and effects. No green screen, no digital effects.

Did I like it? Of course I did! I loved it, in fact! This is a movie I could easily see myself watching over and over again. The plot, the acting, the dialogue… Mostly everything was great about it. The only issue I have is that Robert Pattinson’s and John David Washington’s characters could have been a lot more interesting. Elizabeth Debicki’s character and her performance are by far the best part of this movie. The villain of this movie, Kenneth Branagh is great too. Very rare to see an interesting villain in an action movie nowadays. Also the action in this movie is so good. Any action scene in this movie could have been used as the epic finale action scene in a modern action movie. It is that good. This is not an exaggeration.

I was never bored, never checked my watch to see how much time is left. This movie just flew by for me. It really was worth all the hype surrounding it and beg you to see it in a theatre. It will be worth every minute of the 150 minutes of your time. I’m going to give this movie 9/10*! I would have given it the highest grade, but, as I said earlier, I had just one major flaw with this movie.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Christopher Nolan
Cast: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh, Himesh Patel, Michael Caine
Runtime: 151 minutes