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Eraserhead Reviews

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September 25, 2007
The mind boggles to learn that Lynch labored on this pic for five years.
January 1, 2000
What's it about? I can hear you shout. Therein lies the rub: not much really.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 2, 2006
Nothing more than a pretentious, incoherent and boring exercise in self-indulgent weirdness.
Read More | Original Score: 1/10
October 14, 2014
A murkily pretentious shocker.
January 8, 2007
Whether there is more here than meets the horrified eye, is debatable, but 'Eraserhead' leaves no viewer cold.
September 29, 2015
It is the vision of the paranoid transposed upon the screen; the fact that it remains extremely interesting ought, I suppose, to be worrying. But perhaps our eyes have become so desensitised that nothing, any more, will widen the iris.
February 21, 2014
The most terrifying film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
October 9, 2014
You may never figure out the story or what it is meant to convey, but the lighting, effects, editing and directing are so dead on and beautifully executed that the visuals carry the piece over every question mark. In the end the questions beckon you back.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 14, 2014
David Lynch never explains because he doesn't need to, his is the faith of the irrational, disconcertingly childlike in its illusionism.
July 26, 2002
Riveting, indecipherable and absolutely bizarre.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 3, 2008
...unwrap this baby and you will discover a whole universe of untold depths and hidden textures in which to become trapped, lost or sublimely elevated. Lynch's debut feature is freakish perfection.
September 23, 2014
Sculpted out of blocks of stark light amid pools of impenetrable darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 26, 2006
Lynch's remarkable first feature is a true original.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 11, 2004
If you can't rejoice in David Lynch, what is there to be happy about?
July 14, 2011
As pure cinema, Eraserhead is in a universe all its own, writing and obeying its own oblique rules.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 12, 2009
David Lynch's filmic immersion into the surreal world of his distinctly odd protagonist Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) comes through in a creepy black-and-white black comedy that functions perfectly as a nerve-wracking exercise in existential horror.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
June 14, 2004
May be the greatest debut by an American director after Citizen Kane.
January 1, 2000
This is a classic, no matter how comfortable it is to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 3, 2007
Lynch's films exist independent of space and time, and only after twisting and turning through their labyrinthine visual corridors can we begin to piece together how they came to be in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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