TENET movie review, this is Christopher Nolan’s cinematic masterpiece that will be remembered till many decades from now. It’s an epic thrilling ride that will make you stay to the edge of your seat until the last scene of the movie. But if you want to understand this movie part wise then we’re here to make you understand the film in four parts. Starting with The Opera Siege scene. But if you haven’t watched the film yet, then watch it now on prime video. And if you still have something not understood then read our all 4 articles on TENET that will solve all your mind-bending doubts. Before going further, first take a glimpse on the trailer 2 of TENET:


Opera Siege is one of those scenes that was explained least in the film. It was all about stealing the last piece of Algorithm to complete the last whole Algorithm.  

What is Algorithm??- It’s an object of nine physically connected objects that encapsulate the mathematical concept with the help of which inversion is possible.

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Neil saving the Protagonist

Sator, the villain of the movie, sends his troops to siege the opera and find the last piece of Algorithm from a CIA operative who is compromised. They came up as a terrorist to rescue the CIA but it was a fake rescue of the last piece of the Algorithm for Sator. 

In TENET movie review, The Protagonist and his team were sent by the future team TENET ( without knowing the Protagonist ). TENET, the future team uses the time-loop in the future to go back to the opera house by knowing that Sator’s organisation will go to stage fake-terrorist attack in order to steal the last piece of Algorithm. Sator’s group was in disguise as SWAT agents.

Ukranian Secret Service known about the hand-over and decides to steal the piece from the protagonist. They knew the Protagonist would try to save the CIA and take the last piece of the Algorithm so as to prevent it from getting into Sator’s hand which he fails to manage, but there was a reason why he failed.

Protagonist changes the mission by saving the people of the opera and taking the CIA agent to the Russian Thugs who were waiting outside in a van. One of the TENET agents saved the protagonist from a bullet which was inverted. That agent was Neil ( Robert Pattinson ). 

The Protagonist was captured by the Ukranians when they got the wrong person. The protagonist knew it was the wrong person but he wanted to change the plan, that’s why it happened. The protagonist was tortured and beaten up by the Ukranian Secret Service.

But the Russian Thugs who tortured the Protagonist were members of TENET organization. They gave protagonist Fake-Cyanide pills so as to start the organisation in first place. This is where the past started to change.

Understanding Inversion

Inversion is all you first need to understand first in order to understand the whole movie because the whole movie is based on time-inversion. After the Opera Siege, the Protagonist is now living in the afterlife- according to the movie, afterlife means now the Protagonist will not work for any organisation, he’s free to take the task of saving the world from Sator’s master-mind of destroying the whole world.

In TENET movie review, to understand the inversion, the protagonist went to meet Laura. Laura tries to explain the task to the protagonist. According to Laura, it’s an attempt to prevent World War III, which is going to start by Sator. When Laura says to shoot the empty magazine, the Protagonist feels something strange. The bullet actually came to the magazine by running backwards. The bullet’s entropy runs backwards, and why?? Because it was sent by the future organisation named TENET. 

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It was sent so that the Protagonist understands the inversion deeply because from there, he was the only one to lead the task to prevent the Sator’s doing. To make something move in backwards, first to need to make it move. And it can be done when you make your first move. In the movie, to make the bullet run backwards, the Protagonist has to act like he dropped it. This is something very new to the audience that Christopher Nolan proposed.

Meeting Neil and Priya

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The Protagonist and Neil

In Mumbai, after learning about the inversion, The Protagonist wanted to know about Sator, and for that he met Neil. Neil was going to be his partner for completion of the task. When Neil ordered Vodka Tonic for himself and a Diet Coke for the Protagonist, the Protagonist got shocked. Why did he get shocked?? Because Diet Coke was his favourite, which Neil knows. He knows because he’s a friend of the Protagonist from the future. Here, Neil is sent by TENET in the past, to meet him again and complete the task.

The Protagonist went to Mumbai in order to meet his partner Neil and interrogate Sanjay Singh. As Sanjay was the arms dealer, he wanted to know who supplied the ammunition in Ukraine that almost took him out.

Priya, in husband’s defence, came up and started talking about TENET. Yes, Priya knows about TENET, but not in detail like how it started. She explained it was done by TENET, and also told him what he has to do next in order to know about Sator. We got to know about Sator more from the Protagonist too. 

According to the lines of the Protagonist, Sator is Russian Oligarch who made billions from gas. Further adding, Priya said gas made his billions by the help of Plutonium. Sator is kinda a broker who is communicating with the future in order to do something big

So who is Sator? And how will The Protagonist meet him?

In above TENET movie review, we got to know something about Sator. But to know more about him, the protagonist went London to meet Mr. Micheal Crosby, who knows about Sator in detail.

According to Mr. Crosby, Sator was raised in Stalsk-12, a Sovient Era Secret city which was believed to be abandoned. It had a population of 200,00 people in the 70’s but after when it was believed to be abandoned, Stalsk-12 was started using it for underground tests.

In TENET movie review, He further explained that during the Opera Siege, a detonation was noted in northern Siberia, where Stalsk-12 was. For Sator, he added he emerged from that blank of the city with ambition and dream of becoming a millionaire. 

For Task to be continued, The Protagonist wanted to met Sator and Mr. Crosby explained a way to meet him. Meeting Sator can be done by meeting his wife Katherine Barton- Oldest Niece of Sir. Frederick Barton.

He handed him a fake Goya that was made by Arepo. Arepo was close to Katherine and by this way, he can meet Sator with the help of Kat.

Meeting Kat and Plan to set her free from Sator

Through Goya, he met Kat and in a dinner with Kat, he explained, he might be his second chance at betrayal. But why did he want to set her free?? Kat tells him how Sator controls her life. Goya, the drawing is held over her. She explained he tortured her by police, prison and work. Also he controls her meeting with her son. For her life was impossible to live. 

Furthermore, she explained, in Vietnam, she tried to love him again so that she could get to meet his son. But Sator disagreed and before going there, she saw a woman diving out from the Yacht. This was the moment where he realised her life was all gone due to Sator. Sator knew about the Protagonist meeting her wife, he sent his mens to kill the Protagonist but was sure he would be out of it.

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Mahir, Neil and the Protagonist

Before leaving the dinner, The Protagonist tells her to meet him and after that a fight happens that Sator knew will happen.

The next day when Kat met the Protagonist again, she explained the drawing is Oslo’s Freeport which is in the airport. Freeport- A storage facility for art that was acquired but not taxed. 

In TENET movie review, Sator started a network there. Rotas, a construction company, built it. Neil, on the other hand, takes a ride of the freeport and finds out the place where the drawing was hiding. He also made a plan of how to get time to take it out without getting seen by anyone. 

This was the One-fourth of the movie explained, for more, we’ll explain it within a few days. Share your thoughts on the article. 


Michael Caine

Kenneth Branagh

Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Elizabeth Debicki

Robert Pattinson

John David Washington

Clémence Poésy

Dimple Kapadia.

Aditya Singh

A movie bug who too watch series and sitcoms. My love is watching Netflix, I can watch Netflix 24/7 and it has become my chilhood love. Here I am, who wants to give you updates and reviews on every movies and series in the world and one of them you're reading it now.


Varsha Gupta · April 11, 2021 at 5:26 am

Great article from Aditya, understand the first 38 min but now I’m full of spoilers 😂

Vikram Singh · April 11, 2021 at 5:14 pm

thank you

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