I have repeatedly defended the sound design in Nolan's films in the past when it was criticized, e.g., I thought and continue to think the criticism of Bane's voice was bizarre. But the sound design in Tenet sucks, plain and simple. The dialogue is regularly muffled.
That aside, I enjoyed this. The climax is confusing if you're trying to follow the details, but at a certain point I just enjoyed the ride, which has lots of visual interest.
Washington, Pattinson, Debicki and Branagh all do well to carry the movie. I've been a fan of Debicki's, in particular, for a while, Hollywood needs to find her some great lead role at some point.
Also, back in the theatre for the first time since March 12!