Tenet The ratings for Christopher Nolans masterpiece in the FILMSTARTS editorial team are so different

“Tenet”: The ratings for Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece in the editorial team are so different

Christopher Nolan’s films have mostly received good reviews and are often considered masterpieces, but the British director doesn’t just have ardent fans. This can also be seen in the editorial team, where opinions on “Tenet” are divided.

The reviews for “Tenet” are good, there is no doubt about that: The review collection site Metacritic calculates an average rating of 69 out of 100 points from 34 counted reviews and 80 percent of the 111 reviews counted by Rotten Tomatoes are positive, with an average rating of 7, 21 out of 10 points (as of August 28, 2020).

also got 5 out of 5 stars in the official review. But within the editorial team, the opinions are not just as enthusiastic. The ratings are scattered from poor (2 stars) to masterpiece (5 stars), as you can see in the following overview:

Christoph Petersen (chief critic and author of the review) gives 5 out of 5 stars: A visually intoxicating and conceptually groundbreaking science fiction action masterpiece – on a level with “Inception”!

Christoph Petersen (chief critic and author of the review) gives 5 out of 5 stars:

Markus Trutt (editor) gives 4.5 out of 5 stars: “Tenet” pressed me into the cinema seat from the first to the last minute and never let the amazement out. Nolan reached a new high in the game and in the course of this (whatever the hell) he created incredible action scenes that have never been seen on the screen and that challenge the viewing habits again and again. An almost perfect massive exceptional work that I wanted to watch again right after the credits.

Markus Trutt (editor) gives 4.5 out of 5 stars:

Julius Vietzen (editor) also gives 4.5 out of 5 stars: With “Tenet”, Christopher Nolan continues exactly where he left off with “Inception” and “Interstellar”: Massive action scenes, breathtaking tension and overwhelming images go hand in hand Hand with thematic and content-related complexity. The only downer: Ludwig Göransson’s film music is effective, but not as good as Hans Zimmer’s.

Julius Vietzen (editor) also gives 4.5 out of 5 stars:

Björn Becher (editor) gives 3.5 out of 5 stars: “Tenet” is a big bombast (especially on the sound level) and for me, despite a few flat moments, one of the most interesting films by Nolan to date. Again and again classic agent action cinema, with which the otherwise scientifically inclined director surprised me. But he cannot get out of his skin completely and then every now and then becomes unnecessarily explanatory …

Björn Becher (editor) gives 3.5 out of 5 stars:

Daniel Fabian (editor) also gives 3.5 out of 5 stars: “Tenet” is the perfect film to reopen the cinema season: big, loud and a real original. A narrative almost overambitious film, which is atypical for Nolan but a bit confused. The absolute highlight of the film: the score. You’ve never heard anything like that!

Daniel Fabian (editor) also gives 3.5 out of 5 stars:

Tobias Mayer (editor) gives 2 out of 5 stars: I don’t know why I should be interested in anything or anyone in “Tenet”, even though it’s about the impending end of the world and a crazy sci-fi premise. I didn’t find the film exciting at any point; I don’t care about the characters and organizations because Nolan doesn’t give them any contours – and the 9MOVIES film is also way too fast to be exciting.

Tobias Mayer (editor) gives 2 out of 5 stars:

The tempo also means that I have probably missed essential plot information stuffed by Nolan into almost every one of his dialogues because I had to think about the revelation beforehand (Nolan wanted to make sure that I buy at least two cinema tickets to see “Tenet ” to understand?). I would rather think about the interpretation of sci-fi stories, about what they say about our society, instead of piecing together their plot afterwards. It’s a shame about the heavy fighting scenes, the strong cast and the dry British humor.

“Tenet” has been in German cinemas since August 26, 2020.

“Tenet” has been in German cinemas since August 26, 2020.

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