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Blue Velvet Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It made me feel pity for the actors who worked in it and anger at the director for taking liberties with them.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Weird for weird's sake isn't enough; there has to be something more.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 8, 2002
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
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The movie doesn't progress or deepen, it just gets weirder, and to no good end.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

A perfect marriage of classically composed storytelling and disturbing surrealism. But perhaps more importantly, its influence in storytelling still resonates to this day.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: A

February 21, 2014
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

December 23, 2002
Rebecca Murray
About.com

| Original Score: 5/5

September 10, 2003
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

In 1986 David Lynch broke the language of cinema wide open in the same way that Jackson Pollock did with the art world in the early '40s.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A+

May 11, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Lynch's fourth feature film still stands as a bona fide masterpiece, one of the few such films that actually was appreciated in its time and has perfectly weathered the 17 years since.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

February 27, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An unsettling film that depicts the moral rot underlying the American Dream through arresting cinematic images that are at once realistic and surreal.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

January 15, 2002
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...evil lurks in the most seemingly harmless places.

| Original Score: 9/10

May 31, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I loved the film for its intransigencies.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

January 1, 2000
Dan Jardine
Cinemania

a beautiful film about sickness, a funny film about degeneracy

Full Review Source: Cinemania

June 16, 2006
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

For as diverse as Lynch's filmography is, Blue Velvet is quite possibly his masterwork. There's a strange mix of comfort and beauty with terror and awfulness.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 5/5

November 13, 2011
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

One which David Lynch fans will want to watch over and over in HD, and which non-fans ought to see at least once.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

December 29, 2011
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2003
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

lies within the Technicolor tradition of film-noir, where evil continually lurks beneath the surface

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: A

January 1, 2000
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Works brilliantly as an allegory of American repression and willful illusion of order, Lumberton's forced-smile '50s sensibility unable to keep down the anarchic, raging id that is humanity's primal drive. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 4/4

November 15, 2011
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Even some fifteen years after the release of Blue Velvet its vision remains wildly adamant relative to the stride of other works of contemporary noir. There have been many films about suburban crime, but none as dangerously imposing as this.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

April 3, 2002
Dragan Antulov
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Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 9/10

January 1, 2000
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

February 8, 2004
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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May 20, 2003
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

Guardian
January 6, 2002

Time Out
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
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February 10, 2007

Variety
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May 28, 2008
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