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Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.
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Critics Consensus: A visually dazzling puzzle for film lovers to unlock, Tenet serves up all the cerebral spectacle audiences expect from a Christopher Nolan production.
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Common Sense Says
Nolan's violent, elaborate epic is best for deep thinkers.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tenet is a spy action movie directed by Christopher Nolan that stars John David Washington as an international secret agent who must save the world from World War III. The film opens with terrorist activity at a concert, and there's a lot of action fighting throughout the film. It's mostly bloodless, but there are guns, shootings, explosions, crashes, and beatings. Domestic abuse and child custody are a big part of the storyline. Strong language is infrequent, so when it comes, it's noticeable: Expect to hear "f--king bitch," "s--t," etc. Characters drink socially (wine, vodka), and a suicide pill makes an appearance. Like many of Nolan's films, Tenet explores the concept of time, and it is complicated: This isn't a movie where you can check your brain at the door. Save time to talk about it afterward, because it's hard to catch all of the information -- often because audio involving key details is muffled by masks, walkie-talkies, etc. But the ultimate message is one about being the hero of your own story, and characters demonstrate teamwork, perseverance, courage, curiosity, integrity, and empathy. Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki co-star.
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- Genre:Action, Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
- Release Date:August 27, 2020
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:No
If purchased in:4K
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