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


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JCLBetM Mar 15, 2021

Nominated for: Production Design, Visual Effects

Recommended by Library Clerk Chris K. - I recently watched the movie, Tenet. Awesome, groundbreaking, action film. Christopher Nolan (director) continues to outdo himself. I highly recommend it, even though it is 3 hours. Also, a bonus disc of special features is included. It's so cool to see how... Read More »

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Apr 11, 2021

It's like watching an action movie that has dementia.

Apr 02, 2021

Hard to shout over your own text, but deserved here; a blatant "re-telling" with a mechanics twist and cast that may have done something else (obviously Brannagh and Pattinson have credits).
Bay-esque is the best I can say about it; particularly the driving stunts, if indeed stunt and not CGI work. Nolan needs a new angle and hopefully this breaks all character ties so everyone involved can move on; MAYBE Pattinson took the role to pick Nolan's brain about his upcoming Batman effort, But a laboured story poured into TWO HOURS AND A HALF, with a dual layer break?
INSTEAD, check out THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT (1 or 2, your choice), SOURCE CODE, with Gyllenhaal, DEJA VU, with Washington and Patton, for the central gear works, and for the "Whodunit" angle, go back to THE USUAL SUSPECTS.

Apr 01, 2021

Agreed this is impossible to follow almost incoherent. I did wonder why the villain in the story kept taking his pulse rate like an obsession? Perhaps time travel is bad for the heart? or perhaps maybe the result of some medication he was given?

Mar 31, 2021

Don't waste your time. The story is impossible to follow unless you wrote the script. Too many twists without logic. Action scenes were just ok. Totally unbelievable story.

Antaeus Mar 23, 2021

I have to say, I didn't get it! It looks great and the idea is pretty cool, but I'm not sure how well they pulled it off! Still, it would have been a fun movie to watch in the theater!

Mar 23, 2021

This was a good concept and cast that fell flat. I even asked my dog if she was following this convoluted movie (she yawned). So disappointing.

Mar 21, 2021

Run fer yer lives! Save yerselves! Avoid this nonsense at all costs. I defy anyone to follow what is going on in this movie. I have read explanations of the story published on line and even the people trying to explain it fall short of understanding it. The story involves and relies upon "god from the machine" in the form of time travel to solve every dilemma presented. But most of the time one has no idea that what saves the day or what causes the problem has to do with time manipulation. You will have to read an explanation of the story prior to watching the movie to even guess that things occurred because of time manipulation. The future is the past. The past is the future. Now is the past. Now is the future. Now is now. However, all of this depends on certain circumstances which might apply at any given moment with only given circumstances at the time. TIME? What is that? Watching this thing is an utter waste of time.

Mar 15, 2021


Mar 14, 2021

I love sci-fi. I also am very interested in physics. I found this movie a huge disappointment on every level.

Mar 10, 2021

Tenet, directed by Christopher Nolan, should've been a more compelling film, but it has enough going in its favour to make it a solid thriller. Like many of Nolan's films, the plotting is superb, and Nolan's audacity to try something new reflects easily. While it sounds great on paper, the execution is less so. Nolan never deepens the narrative and the concepts it tackles, so we never get to deepen our understanding. Tenet lacked breathing space; the experience was as if it was in a hurry to finish. Nolan's thrillers tend to explain his research as expository dialogue, and while those have been helpful in other films, they're often inaudible here due to the jarringly loud sound mixing. Many characters are underwritten, especially the cartoonish Russian antagonist. However, Tenet fulfils its purpose by being thrilling because it is a thriller at the end. There were some interesting touches that were great to watch, especially a brilliantly choreographed action set-piece set around a plane. These touches were fun, especially because of how stunningly they were shot and how Goransson's exhilarating score livened it. Tenet has some notable ones mainly from the foreign cast. Overall, while Tenet has many strengths and is certainly worth watching, one gets a feeling that it could've been more. 3/5 stars
@SSGDP of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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