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Inland Empire Reviews

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 21, 2014
A terrifying nightmare to lose yourself in.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 5/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 28, 2009
Unspeakably beautiful
Cole Smithey
April 23, 2009
The three-hour movie is at once inscrutable and deeply satisfying for its daring high wire act of narrative illusion and passionately charged emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 13, 2008
While the narrative is away with the bunnies, as a mood piece Lynch scores a slam dunk.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Holcomb
Beyond Hollywood
April 13, 2008
A crazy midnight roller coaster ride to Lynchland. A movie you might half dream through an all night marathon of noir and slasher films, your heart pumping with caffeine.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 13, 2007
It's a movie spent inside Lynch's complicated head.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 9, 2007
While it is not nearly as good as Mulholland Drive, this latest complex concoction is fascinating in parts; even if you don't understand it
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
September 4, 2007
Inland Empire is about the effects of movies themselves - the way they change us, inform our goals, and impact our self-image.
Rob Gonsalves
August 25, 2007
It's an abstract jazz riff, it's a painting, it's a monster movie and a musical and a psychodrama and an ellipsis made of black holes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
August 9, 2007
It is challenging but simultaneously exhilarating as we travel through this never-waking nightmare.
Rob Humanick
Stranger Song
July 3, 2007
Sprawls onto the screen as if it had escaped directly from within David Lynch's mind, not like an alien creature let off its leash for the first time.
Anton Bitel
June 13, 2007
this story of magic, madness and metempsychosis will have you feeling like a rabbit trying to puzzle out what exactly is going on as wilder wolves circle and headlights career toward you out of the darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Jim Emerson
May 25, 2007
Inland Empire opens and contracts in your imagination while you watch it -- and you're still watching it well after it's left the screen. It's a long but thoroughly absorbing three hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
May 4, 2007
An amazing and unshakeable experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
May 4, 2007
Suffice to say that three hours of hallucinatory audacity passes a lot faster than you might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 26, 2007
Something like an avant-garde telling of the myth of Eros and Psyche.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 13, 2007
You may find Lynch's experimentalism and willful obscurity to be the work of a poseur, ultimately pointless drivel. I can understand that, but I think you would be wrong.
| Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
April 12, 2007
A can't-miss experience and likely one of the year's very best films.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Stuart McGurk
March 30, 2007
It's very possibly a work of genius. It could also be the most pretentious pile of garbage ever to make the big screen. But one thing it isn't is unoriginal. If nothing else, the man should be applauded for that.
| Original Score: 3/5
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