| Original Score: A-
Lynch needs to renew himself with an influx of the deep feeling he has for people, for outcasts, and lay off the cretins and hobgoblins and zombies for a while.
One of the very few movies in which the pieces not only add up to much more than the whole, but also supersede it with a series of (for the most part) fascinating fragments.
Like Twin Peaks, it keeps spooling out more narrative twists until the ingenious maze turns into an oppressive tangle.
| Original Score: 3/4
A movie to savour.
Lynch challenges our expectations of narrative and credibility by luxuriating in something else -- the unexplained, the making of no-sense that (he says) underlies life.
Mulholland Drive makes movies feel alive again.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
A load of moronic and incoherent garbage.
The most seductively unsettling thriller about Hollywood corruption since that other street-name masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard.
[Lynch's] never before married his subconscious impulses to an accessible storytelling style in such a satisfying, beguiling way.
Mulholland Drive is the product of an expansive vision. Lynch isn't projecting private nightmares this time. Los Angeles is the city of all our dreams.
You may walk out of this movie with a headache, you may walk out angry or or you may feel like you've just come back from Oz, but you will not walk out unaffected.
| Original Score: 4/4
Elegantly haunting, assured but still deeply mysterious.
The movie, it must be said, has a hypnotic rhythm that could only be Lynch's, and it really draws you in.
| Original Score: 4/5
A wonderfully Lynchian dive into the dream and the reality of Hollywood, moviemaking, acting and love.
It holds us, spellbound and amused, for all of its loony and luscious, exasperating 146 minutes.
Maintains a consistent, relatively humanistic Lynchian vibe from beginning to end, and it sports a few entertainingly loopy scenes.
If it's Lynch's intention to stun us into silence with the mysteries of life, he does so.
Works because Lynch is absolutely uncompromising.
Before the film chases itself into its own dead end, it goes around in some interestingly resonant and rippling circles.
An extended mood opera, if you want to put an arty label on incoherence.
| Original Score: 2/5
A gorgeously rounded picture, one that starts out with a glamorous come-hither wink and has the good grace to follow through, although perhaps not in the way we expect.
Puts these people into a lot of strange situations that hold our attention because of how confidently and atmospherically Lynch ... has re-created their dilemmas.
| Original Score: 5/5
The results haunt the back of your skull.
Mulholland Drive may on some level be a sacramental dream as rerun, but Lynch is such a hypnotic craftsman that he holds you in his thrall.
| Original Score: B+
Fans of Lynch will find much to savor here: the ripe detail, the arch humor, the hallucinatory enigmas, the eroticism, the terror.
| Original Score: 3/4
Nobody creates cinematic nightmares like David Lynch, and Mulholland Drive ... is one of his most intense and scary.
What you find at the end of the drab corridors and palm-lined boulevards will be as seductive as it is sinister.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Its investigation into the power of movies pierces a void from which you can hear the screams of a ravenous demon whose appetites can never be slaked.
Lynch is playing a big practical joke on us. He takes characters we have come to care about and obscures their fates in gibberish.
| Original Score: 2/4
For those willing to hang on for dear life, Lynch makes it worth their while.
This distinctly Hollywood nightmare makes a deeper kind of sense.
Thrilling and ludicrous. The movie feels entirely instinctual.
Few will be able to resist its heady sense of intrigue and two riveting lead performances by Naomi Watts and Laura Elena Harring.