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Dune Reviews

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
July 18, 2011
Most sci-fi movies offer escape, a holiday from homework, but Dune is as difficult as a final exam. You have to cram for it.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 18, 2011
The problem is that the imagery isn't rooted in any story impulse, and so its power dissipates quickly.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Dune is a huge, hollow, imaginative and cold sci-fi epic.
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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.
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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
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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002