Dune Reviews

May 2, 2018
Unless you have the book committed to memory, you'll find it practically impossible to follow the story.
January 4, 2018
As you would expect from visionary director David Lynch, it is a movie of often staggering visual power, the most ambitious science fiction film since "2001"; it's also stupefyingly dull and disorderly.
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.
July 18, 2011
The problem is that the imagery isn't rooted in any story impulse, and so its power dissipates quickly.
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.
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.
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.
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.