Inferno (12A)



Thriller (2016)
121mins US/Jpn/Tur/Hun

Starring: Ben Foster, Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen
Director: Ron Howard
Writer(s): David Koepp
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Harvard University professor Robert Langdon wakes in a hospital in Florence with a gunshot wound to the head and a fractured memory. Kind medic Dr Sienna Brooks tends to him and when bullets fly in the corridors, she helps Langdon escape to her nearby apartment. A thumbprint-encoded vial in Langdon's pocket reveals the first clue of a globe-trotting treasure hunt involving Dante's Inferno and a plague engineered by scientist Bertrand Zobrist to solve the overpopulation crisis in one bold stroke.

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Inferno (12A)

It's been 10 years since Tom Hanks squandered his Oscar-calibre talent as the ingenious hero of The Da Vinci Code. The 2009 sequel, Angels & Demons, was hellish rather than heavenly and now leading man Hanks, director Ron Howard and screenwriter David Koepp reunite to translate Dan Brown's pulpy page turner Inferno into a high-octane chase thriller. It's a fruitless exercise, neatly encapsulated in one throwaway scene when Hanks' plucky symbologist recites facts about Dante's epic poem Divine Comedy and 15th century Italian art from memory, and his female sidekick cuts short his academic waffle to suggest a simpler solution: "I use Google"...

Inferno. Copyright: 2016 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Caption: Harry Sims (Irrfan Khan) in Inferno, directed by Ron Howard. Photo: Jonathan Prime. All Rights Reserved. Alas, brevity is not one of the film's strong points - the two hour running time feels sluggish - and the script is muddled and lacking in full-blooded characterisation. However, Hanks and co-star Felicity Jones forge a pleasant on-screen partnership and their co-stars merrily chew scenery as the plot throws up various double-crosses and red herrings before the truth about this conundrum-laden quest is revealed in a montage of flashbacks. Inferno opens with crazed scientist Bertrand Zobrist (Ben Foster) taking a backwards dive from a bell tower in Florence, thereby escaping the clutches of security forces led by Christoph Bruder (Omar Sy).

Soon after, Harvard University professor Robert Langdon (Hanks) wakes in a hospital in the same city with a gunshot wound to the head and a fractured memory. Kind medic Dr Sienna Brooks (Jones) tends to him and when bullets fly in the corridors, she helps Langdon escape to her nearby apartment. "I'm feeling a tad vulnerable right now," trembles Sienna. "I'm with someone who's being shot at!" A thumbprint-encoded vial in Langdon's pocket reveals the first clue of a globe-trotting treasure hunt involving Dante's Inferno and a plague engineered by Zobrist to solve the overpopulation crisis in one bold stroke. Working against them is Harry Sims (Irrfan Khan), head of a shadowy consortium, which billionaire Zobrist engaged to protect his interests. Sims dispatches a gun-toting assassin called Vayentha (Ana Ularu), who is dressed as a Carabinieri, to prevent the professor from unravelling the mystery: "Eliminate Langdon. Fail and you will be held accountable!" Meanwhile, old flame Elizabeth Sinskey (Sidse Babett Knudsen), head of the World Health Organisation, is also on the fugitives' trail...

Inferno goes through the motions as Langdon and Sienna uncover hidden messages in artworks and artefacts in their attempt to avert mankind's darkest hour. Hanks' discombobulation, courtesy of his character's head injury, is symptomatic of a messy, disjointed picture that trundles along a linear path, pausing for the occasional robust set piece. Jones lends her unwitting heroine some spunk and Khan relishes his Machiavellian puppetmaster's antics, trying to clean up other people's messes. Regrettably, he leaves Howard's film in disarray.

- Jo Planter

Inferno. Copyright: 2016 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Caption: Langdon (Tom Hanks) and Sienna (Felicity Jones) in Inferno, directed by Ron Howard. Photo: Jonathan Prime. All Rights Reserved.


London Cinemas

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Rest of UK and Irish Cinemas

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From Friday 27th October
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- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Ambleside, Zeffirellis
- Andover, Odeon Andover
- Annan, Annan Lonsdale Cinema
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Armagh, Armagh Omniplex
- Ashbourne, Showtime Cinemas Ashbourne
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Aylesbury, Odeon Aylesbury
- Ballina, IMC Ballina
- Ballymena, IMC Ballymena
- Banbridge, Banbridge Omniplex
- Bangor, Bangor Omniplex
- Barnstaple, Central Cinema
- Basildon, Empire Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Bedford, Cineworld Bedford
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Movie House Dublin Road
- Belfast, Odeon Belfast
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Everyman Birmingham
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Bishop's Stortford, Empire Bishop's Stortford
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, ABC Bournemouth
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Brighton, Cineworld Brighton
- Brighton, Komedia
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Cineworld Yate
- Bristol, Everyman Bristol
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Cinema De Lux
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bromborough, Odeon Bromborough
- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
- Burnley, Reel Cinema Burnley
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Cardiff, Vue Cardiff
- Cardigan, Theatr Mwldan
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus Omniplex
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Catterick Garrison, Empire Catterick Garrison
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham The Screening Rooms
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Clonmel, IMC Clonmel
- Clydebank, Empire Clydebank
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Coleraine, Movie House Coleraine
- Cookstown, Ritz Multiplex
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Cork, The Gate Cork
- Cork, The Gate Mallow
- Coventry, Odeon Coventry
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Craigavon, Craigavon Omniplex
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Crewe, Odeon Crewe
- Cromer, Movieplex
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Odeon Darlington
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Derby, Odeon Derby
- Derby, Showcase Derby Cinema De Lux
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Dereham, Hollywood Cinema
- Didcot, Cineworld Didcot
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Douglas, Cinemaworld Douglas
- Downpatrick, Eclipse Cinemas Downpatrick
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, Dublin Rathmines Omniplex
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Odeon Point Village
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, Dundalk Omniplex
- Dundalk, IMC Dundalk
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dungarvan, SGC
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Eastbourne, Cineworld Eastbourne
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Lothian Road
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Fakenham, Hollywood Cinema
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galashiels, Pavilion
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Galway, IMC Oranmore
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Gerrards Cross, Everyman Gerrards Cross
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Glengormley, Movie House Glengormley
- Glenrothes, The Kino Glenrothes
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow
- Harrogate, Everyman Harrogate
- Harrogate, Odeon Harrogate
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Haverhill, Cineworld Haverhill
- Hawkhurst, Kino Hawkhurst
- Hemel Hempstead, Empire Hemel Hempstead
- Hereford, Odeon Hereford
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- High Wycombe, Empire High Wycombe
- Hinckley, Cineworld Hinckley
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Keswick, Alhambra Cinema
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Kilkenny, IMC Kilkenny
- Kilmarnock, Odeon Kilmarnock
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Larne, Larne Harbour Omniplex
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Everyman Leeds
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Leicester, Showcase Leicester Cinema De Lux
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Leigh, Cineworld Leigh
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Limerick, Showtime Cinemas Limerick
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Picturehouse At FACT
- Liverpool, Showcase Liverpool
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Llanelli, Odeon Llanelli
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Loughborough, Odeon Loughborough
- Louth, Playhouse
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Maidenhead, Odeon Maidenhead
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Malton, Ryedale Palace
- Manchester, AMC Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Midleton, The Gate Midleton
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Mullingar, IMC Mullingar
- Naas, Odeon Naas
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Empire Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Cinema City Picturehouse
- Norwich, Hollywood Cinema
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Nuneaton, Odeon Nuneaton
- Oldham, Odeon Oldham
- Omagh, IMC Omagh
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford George Street
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Oxted, Everyman Oxted
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Penrith, Lonsdale Alhambra Cinema
- Penzance, Savoy
- Perth, Perth Playhouse
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Empire Poole Tower Park
- Portsmouth, Odeon Port Solent
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Ripon, Curzon Ripon
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Runcorn, Cineworld Runcorn
- Rye, Kino Rye
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Sandwich, Empire Cinema
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Seaham, Cineworld Dalton Park
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stafford, Stafford Cinema
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- St. Neots, Cineworld St Neots
- Stockport, Cineworld Stockport
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Swadlincote, Odeon Swadlincote
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Regent Circus
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Torquay, Central Cinema
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Uckfield, Picturehouse Uckfield
- Uttoxeter, Cinebowl, Uttoxeter
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Wallsend, Odeon Silverlink
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Walthamstow, Empire Walthamstow
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Waterford, Waterford Omniplex
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wembley, Cineworld Wembley
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wigan, Empire Wigan
- Winchester, Everyman Winchester
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Witney, Cineworld Witney
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Worcester, Odeon Worcester
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Worthing, Connaught 2 Screen Cinema
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, Vue York
From Friday 3rd November
To Thursday 9th November

Not showing at any
UK cinemas this week.


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