Why compare Nolan to a director who himself was overrated?
Stanley Kubrick overated???
The Killing, Paths of Glory, Dr Strangelove, 2001, The Shining, Clockwork Orange are all incredible masterpieces that influenced countless movies to come. Notice every one of these movies are of different genres, Kubrick had more diversity in his direction than anyone. Sparticus, Full Metal Jacket and Barry Lyndon are all great as well. Eyes Wide Shut and Lolita are good too. I have never seen Killers Kiss, Day of the Flight, Flying padre, fear and desire, or the Seafarers (his first five movies actually). I'm more than sure none of those will be bad films even though he was in his 20s when he directed them.....So yeah, I couldnt disagree more. He is one of the best three American born directors of all time, top 5 at the very least. Don't see how he can be called overated.