"The film’s title refers to a shadowy organization meant to save the world from “something worse” than Armageddon. The Protagonist (John David Washington) teams up with Neil (a slyly funny Robert Pattinson) to get to Russian oligarch Andrei Sator — the rare Tenet character with a first and last name — who’s entertainingly hammed into existence by Kenneth Branagh as a Trump/Putin hybrid of unleashed megalomania. Our hero takes his lumps to find and stop this demi-god, which allows star-in-the-making Washington (Black KkKlansman, Ballers) to strut his stuff in high style. A former football running back, the actor brings a natural athletic grace to the stunts and hand-to-hand combat that forge a visceral bond between his character and the audience. The film itself becomes a series of dazzling distractions as the Protagonist zigs and zags toward his goal. But what distractions! The Protagonist’s early fist fight in a corridor (shades of Inception) is action choreography at its muscular best, backwards and forwards. From a double catamaran race off the Amalfi coast and the ultimate in freeway car chases to a 747 crashing (and uncrashing) into an airport hangar, the visuals in Tenet are spectacular in every sense of the word." -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Oscar-nominated for Best Production Design and Visual Effects.