No one could mistake Tenet as being created by anyone other than Christopher Nolan. First, it has the kind of budget that only Nolan would manage to get for an original screenplay.
You can tell a lot of money has been spent on every frame of this opulent film that a scene in which gold bars are dumped on a runway feels almost like a self-referential wink.
Second, it contains one of those time-twisting narratives that have defined the Nolan brand, one that blends robust action sequences with high-concept stories that viewers have to legitimately strain to follow. Finally, at times, it even seems to echo previous Nolan projects like an album of remastered greatest hits. There are plenty of action scenes that recall “Dunkirk,” an espionage narrative that feels like “Inception,” and even a whole lot of people talking through masks like Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises.” It is 100% designed as an experience for people who have unpacked films like “The Prestige” and “Memento” late into the night, hoping to give Nolan fans more to chew on than ever before.
If you’re a diehard Christopher Nolan fan like me then you are in for a treat but if not, you will probably be sitting watching this film thinking… ‘this is confusing as hell’ I’ve always been a Nolan fan and love trying to piece together his films.