I hesitate to add my little voice to the worldwide clamour that Christopher Nolan's Inception has generated (with all the hype, I didn't even want to see the film until at least two years had elapsed), but here's a stray thought about the ending. (Spoiler alert etc)
With reference to the teasing final shot, if we assume that the spinning top eventually falls over (and I propose it does), that apparently makes for a nice, heartwarming finish, with Dom Cobb cleared of murder charges and reunited with his kids. But is it really so sweet and fulfilling? Are we supposed to overlook the little fact that this fond daddy has spent the movie's climactic scene having an intense, expository conversation with a long-dead woman who exists nowhere other than in his warped mind? (The main reason she no longer exists? He drove her to her death - in the real world - by planting a bad idea in her head, after spending 50 dream-years with her in a manufactured dream-world.) Dementia is a laughably weak word for this condition, and I wonder what those two children will grow up to be under his loving, droopy-eyed care.
In most other respects, of course, the film is moderately good.