Rotten Tomatoes Score of Tenet Revealed. Early Reviews Are Mixed

Tenet will hit theatres in the UK & 23 other countries on August 26. It will be the first big blockbuster event film to release in theatres after the pandemic. Theatre chains across the world have started to reopen with added precautions, and people will certainly be happy about the fact that they’d finally get to watch films in theatres once again. And on top of that, the first film that people will get to see is none other than Tenet. So, that’s a plus because it surely is the most anticipated movie of 2020. And now as many people in the world are close to watching the film, the first reviews have hit the internet, and they’ve also brought the Rotten Tomatoes score with them.

It feels so great to be reporting the Rotten Tomatoes scores once again. For the last 4-5 years, Rotten Tomatoes has become a website that either makes or breaks a movie. They present an aggregate consensus of positive reviews which lets know what all the critics think of a particular film. The good thing is that Tenet currently has an 78% Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. The film has been reviewed by 41 critics at the moment of writing this article. The bad thing is that this score might go down as the number of reviews begins to increase. That’s because when Rotten Tomatoes reported the score with 30 reviews, the score was standing at 87% fresh. WB has revealed the final trailer of the film:

Because the early reviews of the film have been divided, there’s a chance that there will be more critics who may not like the film. There’s also a chance that the review consensus might be much better towards the end. Only time will tell that. Until then, check out the reviews of all major websites & see what you could expect from Christopher Nolan’s most anticipated movie:

Tenet Rotten Tomatoes Score

Leslie Felperin, THR:

Altogether, it makes for a chilly, cerebral film — easy to admire, especially since it’s so rich in audacity and originality, but almost impossible to love, lacking as it is in a certain humanity.

Jessica Kiang, The New York Times:

Seek it out, if only to marvel at the entertainingly inane glory of what we once had and are in danger of never having again. Well, that and the suits.

Tenet Rotten Tomatoes Score

Mike McCahill, IndieWire:

What’s really there to untangle, beyond loops of string and a whole lot of smoke rings? Anyone ready to obsess over a doodad on a backpack as they did over the spinning top of “Inception” can cling to the illusion of Nolan as the movie messiah. On this evidence, though, he’s become a very trying, ungenerous, ever-so-slightly dull boy.

Guy Lodge, Variety:

“Tenet” is no holy grail, but for all its stern, solemn posing, it’s dizzy, expensive, bang-up entertainment of both the old and new school.

Nicholas Barber, The Wrap:

The plotting is muddled rather than complex, with less to say about the flow of time than “Interstellar” or “Memento.” In the end, “Tenet” isn’t one of Nolan’s most satisfying films. But after I’ve seen it four or five more times, maybe I’ll change my mind.

Jordan Farley, Total Film

Certainly, Tenet’s a more challenging film than some may be comfortable with after a five-month absence, but this is an all-too-rare example of a master filmmaker putting everything on the table with, you sense, not a modicum of his vision compromised. The stakes have never been higher, but Tenet is exactly the film cinemas need right now.

Tenet Rotten Tomatoes Score

Jonathan Romney, Los Angeles Times

Nolan’s latest may well be full of sound and fury, signifying nothing, or it may signify something imponderably resonant, and signify it forward, backward and inside out. Does your head hurt yet?

Catherine Shoard, The Guardian

Tenet is not a movie it’s worth the nervous braving a trip to the big screen to see, no matter how safe it is. I’m not even sure that, in five years’ time, it’d be worth staying up to catch on telly.

Shannon Connellan, Mashable:

Like its title, Tenet is a cinematic palindrome, moving backwards and forwards in a multitude of ways. As novel an idea as this is, the film essentially follows the conventions of a classic spy thriller. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but spices it up with time manipulation.

More than these reviews, what matters is your personal experience. So, don’t be swayed by the Rotten Tomatoes score. Sometimes the critics rate good movies badly, and vice-versa. Most of the critics loved Dunkirk as it had a 92% Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score. But the fans didn’t like it as much. So, Tenet could prove to be great. Let’s see how it turns out.

Tenet Rotten Tomatoes Score

Here’s the Official Synopsis of Tenet:

“John David Washington is the new Protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle “Tenet.”  Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.  Not time travel. Inversion.  The international cast of “Tenet” also includes Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, with Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.”

Let’s hope that theatres will reopen in September in India and we will get to watch Tenet before spoilers hit the internet!

Vansh Mehra

Content creator. Just wanna share my passion for cinema with everyone.
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