One of the best-reviewed movies of the year, and certainly one of the most challenging, writer-director Christopher Nolan's strikingly visual melodrama plays liberally with reality and illusion. Leonardo DiCaprio has one of his best roles to date as a futuristic thief able to rob others of what's in their minds.
When he's recruited to reverse that process and plant a thought in someone's ( Cillian Murphy) mind instead, things get very complicated. The sterling supporting cast includes Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt ( "500 Days of Summer"), Michael Caine, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe and Tom Berenger. DVD extras: four "making-of" documentaries. **** (PG-13: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times