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Dune Reviews

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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Lynch's third feature may have been a commercial disaster, but it gets under your skin and is marked by unforgettable images and an extraordinary soundtrack.
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
March 14, 2005
Flashy special effects at the time still hold up decently today. Originally, the film was shown theatrically with a hand out that gives you definitions and background information. Before watching the film, it help if you brush up on the Hebert world by
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
This movie is a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, unstructured, pointless excursion into the murkier realms of one of the most confusing screenplays of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
January 27, 2004
A lavish, sci-fi enigma from David Lynch that sticks with you.
| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 13, 2003
...a big, sprawling, complicated, almost unwieldy picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Several of the characters in Dune are psychic, which puts them in the unique position of being able to understand what goes on in the movie.
| Original Score: 1/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
May 1, 2003
Muddled and confusing; you need a scorecard and history book to separate the players and who belongs to what faction. Some nice sequences, though, almost compensate for the shortcomings.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Mckay
March 20, 2003
let us contrast the Sci-Fi channel's unholy debacle with Lynch's masterpiece . . . Game, set, and match, to David Lynch . . . When will they learn to leave well enough alone?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 5, 2002
Much better than often considered.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
A fairly muddled mess, but not nearly as bad as you've heard.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeremiah Kipp
May 8, 2002
Dune re-announces itself as a movie to remember. Whether that makes for good memories or bad depends on your tolerance for gonzo cinema.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 22, 2001
Most of the film is faithful to the book.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
an exasperating experience because it rarely if ever feels cohesive and intelligible
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dragan Antulov
January 1, 2000
Lynch, together with the cast and crew, took a lot of effort in order to make this movie as different from other science fiction spectacles as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Emanuel Levy
June 15, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
December 19, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Murray
August 16, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 17, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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