Will Bonk’s review published on Letterboxd:
I have seen every single Christopher Nolan film in theatres since Inception in 2010. Nolan like many was part of my introduction to how a film could be more than just a narrative device. To put it more succinctly he opened my eyes to the technical aspects of what a film could do. While Nolan is no longer one of my favourite directors there is no denying how much I love some of his films, and he is hands down my favourite blockbuster filmmaker. I also have never disliked a film of his which is certainly saying something. Tenet for me is Nolan returning to what he does best. Admittedly I need to watch Dunkirk because while I like that movie it feels like Nolan is restraining himself. However, saying that I totally understand why some say it is his best. It was great to see that after restraining himself he went full Nolan with Tenet.
Although while I do say that one thing about Tenet that I was disappointed by was that I kept expecting it to go just one step bigger. I don't fault the movie for not going as big as I was expecting it to go. I want to talk about where the movie succeeds but I don't want to spoil anything but basically anytime the movie is playing with time is when it is the best. There is one scene, in particular, that was just absolutely mind-blowing. I also think that it is worth mentioning that while this movie does fuck with your mind I found it pretty easy to follow. This isn't me being like I'm smart and could follow this, no there were times where I was a little lost but because the plotting is pretty simple plotting it makes it easy to pick up what's happening even if you miss a line or two.