Eraserhead Reviews

October 14, 2014
It's beautiful and strange, with its profoundly disturbing ambient sound design of industrial groaning, as if filmed inside some collapsing factory or gigantic dying organism.
October 14, 2014
What makes Eraserhead great -- and still, perhaps the best of all Lynch's films? Intensity. Nightmare clarity. And perhaps also it's the single-mindedness of its vision.
October 14, 2014
A murkily pretentious shocker.
September 12, 2008
David Lynch's remarkable first film, made in 1976, still looks like a minor masterpiece, mixing Gothic horror, surrealism and darkly expressionist mise-en-scne.
September 12, 2008
David Lynch's 1977 feature debut Eraserhead is one of those rare films that really deserves its cult status - a nightmarish, heavily symbolic story set in a postapocalyptic future.
September 25, 2007
The mind boggles to learn that Lynch labored on this pic for five years.
September 25, 2007
Some of it is disturbing, some of it is embarrassingly flat, but all of it shows a degree of technical accomplishment far beyond anything else on the midnight-show circuit.
January 17, 2007
Lynch, as he does with all his films, refuses to explain anything, although he does say that he has yet to read an interpretation that matches his.
January 17, 2007
What a masterpiece of texture, a feat of artisanal attention, an ingenious assemblage of damp, dust, rock, wood, hair, flesh, metal, ooze.
January 26, 2006
Lynch's remarkable first feature is a true original.
June 14, 2003
It represented a monumental shift in how movies are seen and digested -- one that raised the level of aptitude and film literacy throughout the world.
April 17, 2001
April 17, 2001
Compared to the rest of Lynch's work this is a crude assemblage of ideas that would be used to far greater effect in later movies.