Eraserhead Reviews

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
October 14, 2014
What makes Eraserhead great -- and still, perhaps the best of all Lynch's films? Intensity. Nightmare clarity. And perhaps also it's the single-mindedness of its vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Tom Buckley
New York Times
October 14, 2014
A murkily pretentious shocker.
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Variety Staff
Variety
September 25, 2007
The mind boggles to learn that Lynch labored on this pic for five years.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 25, 2007
Some of it is disturbing, some of it is embarrassingly flat, but all of it shows a degree of technical accomplishment far beyond anything else on the midnight-show circuit.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
January 17, 2007
Lynch, as he does with all his films, refuses to explain anything, although he does say that he has yet to read an interpretation that matches his.
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Nathan Lee
Village Voice
January 17, 2007
What a masterpiece of texture, a feat of artisanal attention, an ingenious assemblage of damp, dust, rock, wood, hair, flesh, metal, ooze.
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Lynch's remarkable first feature is a true original.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
June 14, 2003
It represented a monumental shift in how movies are seen and digested -- one that raised the level of aptitude and film literacy throughout the world.