Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Tenet (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Tenet has a lot resting on its shoulders.  Cinemas have literally been waiting to reopen for it to release. It’s a film that HAS to work. That HAS to get people to the cinema.  And in that regards it will… a big director with big ideas, a great cast and LOUD.  So loud.  But as a film Tenet is a strange one. I felt like I was a passenger not a participant – at times dragged along in a story that never cared if you could followed it or not.   The thing with Inception was that it was made so well that you always knew what was happening, when and how.   Tenet is not that film. You are lost, the action is confusing, the sound mix making most dialogue inaudible, the story makes no sense and it’s often spectacle for spectacle’s sake.  But all that aside it was the films total a lack of heart & warmth that left me cold, not caring and certainly not in a rush to see it again.   But please see this on the big screen as at home I fear it will probably make even less sense…

Best Bit: The plane

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: Inception, Memento, The Dark Knight 


5 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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