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Dune Reviews

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Henry Stewart
Brooklyn Magazine
January 15, 2016
There's some pleasure to be had from its misguided spectacle...but only if you embrace the mystery rather than try to define it, which is true, really, of all of Lynch's work. Surrealism isn't meant to be sorcerered into making sense.
Rob Vaux
December 15, 2014
It's bad - as bad as they come - but also built to last, and as the years roll on, its fascinating qualities continue to grow.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
March 21, 2014
Underrated, especially for devotees of the book. An impressively faithful if necessarily streamlined adaptation, though heavy on industrial-looking art direction and grotesque makeup effects.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 30, 2012
There's not a shred of humor in it, and it's a bleak look at humanity's future. But I was swept into the fantastic world.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
July 18, 2011
It's not for everyone, but if you don't mind the brain-bending confusion of the plot and occasional feeling of '80s high camp, this isn't as bad as its detractors would have it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

July 18, 2011
Mammoth, unwieldy and completely ahead of its time.
Bill Gibron
April 18, 2010
Now, in a far less Star Wars saturated landscape, Dune can be viewed as what it is: a brilliant mistake, misguided from the start but still aesthetically satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Dune is a huge, hollow, imaginative and cold sci-fi epic.
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
The movie is insane; it's textbook Lynch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
February 22, 2006
If you think David Lynch is the Kwisatz Haderach, baby, have I got a movie for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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
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
Rebecca Murray
August 16, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 17, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Nicolas Lacroix
November 16, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 5, 2002
Much better than often considered.
| Original Score: 4/5
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