Tenet Runtime Revealed, And Here's How It Compares To Other Nolan Movies

Here's how long Christopher Nolan's new movie is and how that compares to The Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar, and more.


Christopher Nolan's new movie, Tenet, will reportedly be on the long side, but it won't be the Dark Knight director's longest film. The Korean ratings board (via The Telegraph) has revealed that Tenet clocks in at 149 minutes, which works out to about 2 hours and 29 minutes.

It's 20 minutes shy of Nolan's longest film, which is Interstellar (2 hours and 49 minutes). Nolan's shortest movie, meanwhile, is his 1998 debut feature film, Following (1 hour and 9 minutes).

Tenet will be 1 minute longer than Inception (2 hours and 28 minutes) and 3 minutes shorter than Nolan's Batman movie The Dark Knight (2 hours and 32 minutes). You can see a full rundown of the runtimes for Nolan's 11 movies here at Collider.

Tenet was initially planned for release in theatres this Friday, July 17. Warner Bros. pushed the date to July 31, before shifting it again to its current date of August 12. That date might be optimistic, too, as COVID-19 cases in the US are still on the rise, with more than 100,000 new cases reported this week alone.

Tenet--which is written and directed by Nolan--stars Robert Pattinson, John David Washington, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Martin Donovan, Kenneth Branagh, and Elizabeth Debicki, in addition to Michael Caine who played Alfred in Nolan's Batman movies.

The movie remains a mystery in terms of its plot and story. Pattinson recently said the movie is like the "greatest plate-spinning trick you've ever seen."

Several of Nolan's past movies--including Inception, Batman Begins, and The Prestige--streamed inside of Fortnite back in June. We watched Inception in Fortnite, and it was actually pretty cool.

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