Dune Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 18, 2011
Mammoth, unwieldy and completely ahead of its time.
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.
March 26, 2009
Dune is a huge, hollow, imaginative and cold sci-fi epic.
June 6, 2008
Dune is not the masterpiece its adherents have hoped for - but neither is it the disaster its detractors have claimed.
July 30, 2007
The movie is insane; it's textbook Lynch.
February 22, 2006
If you think David Lynch is the Kwisatz Haderach, baby, have I got a movie for you.
Top Critic
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.
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
January 27, 2004
A lavish, sci-fi enigma from David Lynch that sticks with you.
December 13, 2003
...a big, sprawling, complicated, almost unwieldy picture.
August 16, 2003
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?
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