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Blue Velvet Reviews

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January 1, 2000
It made me feel pity for the actors who worked in it and anger at the director for taking liberties with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 16, 2004
Blue Velvet is a beautiful treatment of ugly material. Unfortunately, it is just ugly enough to fascinate a lot of people, particularly weak men who have been made to feel subjugated and insecure by women.
November 8, 2002
Weird for weird's sake isn't enough; there has to be something more.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
The movie doesn't progress or deepen, it just gets weirder, and to no good end.
February 21, 2014
A perfect marriage of classically composed storytelling and disturbing surrealism. But perhaps more importantly, its influence in storytelling still resonates to this day.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 14, 2014
Blue Velvet is a film for the aficionado. Pity the viewer who wanders into the movie unprepared.
August 4, 2014
To watch [Lynch's] 1986 neo-noir masterpiece Blue Velvet is to be plunged headfirst into the mind of an extraordinary filmmaker ... who made one of the finest dissections of the American mythos yet seen.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 23, 2002
Blue Velvet is David Lynch in peak form, and represents (to date) his most accomplished motion picture. It is a work of fascinating scope and power that rivals any of the most subversive films to reach the screens during the '80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 14, 2014
Once experienced here, listening to Roy Orbison's In Dreams will never be the same again.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 20, 2016
Has lost very little of its juice or shock in three decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 10, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
May 11, 2009
In 1986 David Lynch broke the language of cinema wide open in the same way that Jackson Pollock did with the art world in the early '40s.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
February 27, 2003
Lynch's fourth feature film still stands as a bona fide masterpiece, one of the few such films that actually was appreciated in its time and has perfectly weathered the 17 years since.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 28, 2008
The modest proportions of the film are just right for the writer-director's desire to investigate the inexplicable demons that drive people to deviate from expected norms of behavior and thought.
December 2, 2016
Every viewing yields new insights. A berserko modern classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 24, 2006
The seamless blending of beauty and horror is remarkable, the terror very real, and the sheer wealth of imagination virtually unequalled in recent cinema.
January 15, 2002
An unsettling film that depicts the moral rot underlying the American Dream through arresting cinematic images that are at once realistic and surreal.
May 31, 2002
...evil lurks in the most seemingly harmless places.
Read More | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
I loved the film for its intransigencies.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 16, 2006
a beautiful film about sickness, a funny film about degeneracy
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