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Dune Reviews

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March 3, 2017
The poster child for "the book is better than the movie." They turned a high art book filled with smart philosphiszing into something somehow less than B-movie schlock.
February 24, 2017
A glorious mess. A truly unique science fiction film from difficult and cerebral source material. This is a flawed but still visually impressive flick.
February 12, 2017
I think it can be done better, but still amazing after all this time
February 4, 2017
Dune might be a epic sci-fi adventure, but the movie is overly complicated, sloppy, awful scripted and told very strange. A classic it may be, but not a good one if you get pass the nostalgia.
January 16, 2017
Underrated masterpiece
January 15, 2017
Briliant representation of the characters and atmosphere in the book.
January 7, 2017
I know this movie has mixed reviews, but for a real fan of Frank Herbert, it is genius from front to back. It falls well outside the spectrum of the simple sci-fi arc of "farm boy finds his destiny" and instead is a complex web of philosophical and political theories that culminate in an almost religious depth of meaning.
I simply can't recommend this movie highly enough. The cast and scenery are, if nothing else, a tour de force unseen in modern cinema.
December 21, 2016
Dune is a spectacle with an entire universe to explore and deep mythology. However, much of that is rushed to reach a desired ending within a single movie that could easily be stretched to two films. Great score by Toto which is continually spoken over with weird VO thoughts.
October 31, 2016
This gorgeous movie takes us to the fantastic and imaginative world of Frank Herbert and the Dune saga. The movie vividly and intricately captures the sentiment and details of this complex and enthralling story. One does not watch this movie to judge the many special effects or the diverse components of the complicated plot, but rather to see the powerful messages of this masterful novel come to life through an intense and thrilling interpretation. War, religion, politics, love, family, honor, duty, hatred, friendship, technology, mystic powers, space travel, exotic planets---and the potential future of our human race are all highlighted. The actors play their roles very well and we are swept into a superb science fiction alternate reality. This film truly deserves more praise and recognition. Also, to all 'confused' viewers--read the books!!
October 17, 2016
Somewhat captures the spirit of the novel, but Lynch was either unable or unwilling to create a lean sci-fi blockbuster from the sprawling source material. The film throws in a little bit of every idea from its source, but nothing sticks or adds up to much of anything. The result is akin to reading 100 non-consecutive pages selected at random from the 400+ page book.
September 26, 2016
I'm a big David Lynch fan, but I really think that this was his only failure. It feels like he took on something that was out of his comfort zone,
Unfortunately, even the dream cast could not help this film. Kyle MacLachlan's screen debut was quite promising, Sean Young and Sting also did pretty well. The casting was pretty good in general, but the movie just failed to deliver. Even as a director's cut.
September 21, 2016
Yes, the plot really is as muddled as you've heard. Luckily it's entirely irrelevant because this movie has Space Marxism and that makes everything work out in the end.
August 27, 2016
My favorite SciFi book of all time condensed into a nice 178 minute extended edition. Great cinematography and execution of story themes.
½ August 16, 2016
Interesting sci-fi movie with a good message in the end, but, difficult to follow at times what was happening as there were a lot of moving parts to this one.
½ July 16, 2016
It's hard to follow if you didn't read the novel. It's also a stylistic departure for the novel. If you take that into account, though, it's great.
July 10, 2016
it could have been a great sci-fi movie but instead its a ok movie it has alot of problems it has good acting good and special effects but the story is hard to follow it has mediocre editing like you could easily notice when a scene whas cut you notice someone wanted to say more or the soundtrack ends in a weird way and bad cgi also a weird soundtrack like then you have a slow song but then suddently it goes to loud fast paced rock song and then back to the same slow song again and then suddenly to a diffrent fast paced rock song all withing seconds in the movie, i think david lynch is a great director but in this movie he whas ok not really his problem because most of the problems are because the studio rushed this movie personally i would recommend the tv version it is around 39 min longer and it explains so much more and does it so much better its so much easier to follow but still has some of problems but as much as the Theatrical version in the made for tv version the editing is a bit better the story is alot better and easier to follow and the rest is the still the same
July 3, 2016
Love this movie, it's Great.
June 30, 2016
Love David Lynch but hate this lousy adaptation of best selling novel. It's a visual sellout of a mess for the director.
June 27, 2016
Visually impressive (for the most part) but it's let down by a messy narrative and frequent laughable dialogue.
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