Leonardo Dicaprio plays an expert in dream extraction in this film, a man who enters people’s dreams and captures their secrets. The plot is intriguing and the story is executed with a lot of violence with surprisingly little blood. Although many of the characters who are shot are “dream” characters, it still seems very real. The acting is solid and the director manages to convey an atmosphere in which the viewer may sense the “delirium” of some of the characters including Dom Cobb (DiCaprio).
However, with several scenes of people being shot and stabbed, explosions and fights, we have a bit of, if you will excuse the expression, overkill. Throw in the car crashes too and you have a lot of on screen action but much of it violent in its expression. The movie will make you think, and there certainly is nothing wrong with that. Anyone who has had a secret unwillingly revealed will relate to this movie on some level. It is too bad that both the violence and language content is too strong for us to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this movie as a family-friendly film.