Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me (1992)

Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me



Critic Consensus: For better or worse, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is every bit as strange and twisted as you'd expect from David Lynch.

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David Lynch's prequel to his cult television series "Twin Peaks" concerns the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), whose plastic-wrapped corpse, found floating in a river, was the fulcrum for the television series. During the day in the town of Twin Peaks, Laura is a top honors student at the local high school. By night, she is a sex-crazed cokehead, prostituting herself at a sleazy sex club to get money to feed her drug habit. Her race to oblivion is fueled by her father, … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Engels, David Lynch
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 26, 2002
New Line Cinema


as Laura Palmer

as Leland Palmer

as Donna

as Chester

as Phillip

as Ronette Pulaski

as James Hurley

as Teresa Banks

as Sarah Palmer

as Teresa Banks

as Gordon Cole

as Shelly Johnson

as Albert Rosenfield

as Annie Blackburn

as Sheriff Cable

as Band at Roadhouse

as FBI Agent

as Phillip Michael Gera...

as Mrs. Tremond

as Ed Hurrly

as Cliff Howard

as Leo Johnson

as Harold Smith

as FBI Agent

as FBI Agent

as Bus Driver

as 1st Prostitute

as 2nd Prostitute

as Lit the Dancer

as Giggling Secretary

as Jack at Hap's

as French Girl at Hap's

as Old Guy at Hap's

as Curious Women

as Fat Trout Neighbor

as Jumping Man

as The Electrician

as Mrs. Tremond's Grand...

as Second Woodman

as Band at Roadhouse

as Band at Roadhouse

as Band at Roadhouse

as Band at Roadhouse

as Band at Roadhouse

as Service Station Mech...

as School Teacher

as Angel in Train Car

as Angel in Red Room

as Roadhouse Singer

as Mike Nelson

as Irene at Hap's

as Harold Smith

as Man from Another Pla...

as Jacques Renault

as Lucy Moran (scenes d...
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Critic Reviews for Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (12)

In its own singular, deeply strange way, Fire Walk With Me is David Lynch's masterpiece.

Full Review… | December 13, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

There have always been two sides to Lynch: the inscrutable, demonic prankster and the rhapsodic dreamer. In Fire Walk With Me, he's at least trying to recover his poetic sincerity. If only his dreams weren't starting to look like reruns.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

At its best, it's a dream within a dream, a nightmare in endlessly reflecting pop mirrors, a screen full of TV-movie sex and horror kitsch blowing up right in our faces.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

In Twin Peaks the movie, all the twists get straightened out. The thrill is gone.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

For those who are willing to go the distance with Lynch, the return trip to Twin Peaks is well worth the trouble.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

For a film with a pre-established conclusion, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me seems depressingly interminable.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me


A pretty high school girl who dabbles with drugs and prostitution is haunted by bizarre dreams and stalked by a mysterious figure known only as "Bob". David Lynch's prequel to his hugely influential TV series Twin Peaks bears all his usual hallmarks. It's the story of the unseen horrors of middle America featuring unsettling and deliberately obtuse imagery which is scored brilliantly with inventive sound design and populated by offbeat characters. The opening in particular as the FBI investigate a similar case a year earlier is classic Lynch and to be honest I wish he'd stayed with them a bit longer. Chris Isaak, Kiefer Sutherland and Harry Dean Stanton all give very memorable performances and Sheryl Lee ably tackles a very complex character. The story set in Twin Peaks features the final days of Laura Palmer and for this reason Fire Walk With Me works neither as a stand alone nor as an introduction to the series; those who have not seen the show will find it incomprehensible while at the same time it gives away far too much of the story. Taken as a companion piece for fans it's a thought provoking and disturbing requiem to a heartfelt story with a very important message.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

This prequel to the events of the cult TV show explores the sordid story behind Laura Palmer's last days. There's a good core story here about the doomed homecoming queen, but it's obscured by too much Lynchian fanservice: multiple dream sequences trying too hard to outweird each other, the shoehorning in of popular characters who have nothing to do with Laura's story, and too many digressions (an entire half hour prologue devoted to a previous victim!) meant to tie up loose ends from the cancelled TV series.

Greg S

Super Reviewer


It has some flaws but for those who are fans of the series, this is a must see. Actually looking back at it now, some of the most memorable scenes from all of Lynch's films are in this one, including a nice little part featuring David Bowie.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

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