Inland Empire Reviews

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November 3, 2018
Lynch, armed for the first time with a digital camera, ventures so far into the excesses of split narrative, talking rabbits and the obscure that only the most die-hard fan will find merit in this celluloid rune.
August 15, 2018
Die-hard Lynch fans will undoubtedly find Inland Empire brilliant, but casual fans will likely think it tedious. For Lynch detractors, it will be a torture method more effective than the rack.
December 14, 2010
Trippy, twisty thriller is totally out to Lynch.
June 4, 2007
...ideal for those who thought [David Lynch's] Mulholland Drive was too simple and straightforward...
May 25, 2007
It's also too long and too reminiscent of Lynch's other work. But die-hard fans will find things to like.
May 4, 2007
A bucket of Lynchian leftovers, stirred slightly and left to ferment in the dark.
April 14, 2007
A three-hour practical joke without a punchline, at once maddeningly obscure and infinitely boring.
March 9, 2007
"Inland Empire" represents Lynch at his unfettered best as well as his undisciplined worst.
February 21, 2007
Inland Empire might just be the funniest movie of the year. Or maybe its the most horrifying. Trust me: It's difficult to tell.
February 8, 2007
With Inland Empire, the whole thing feels stuck in Lynch's noggin.
January 26, 2007
... the avant-gardism feels less born of Lynch's bizarre brain than there to prop up his reputation.
January 25, 2007
Lynch obviously loves to mess with our minds, but if you try wading to the bottom of this thing you'll hit your head on the floor.
January 17, 2007
It's a bit like watching the final 40 minutes of Mulholland stretched to three hours and filmed with digital-video cameras available at a Circuit City near you.
December 30, 2006
Though certain of his fans may stare mistakenly at his narrative threads, hoping for a pattern to emerge, wiser moviegoers know that Lynch just wants to pull the rug out from under them. Then he slips it back under their feet so he can pull it again.
December 15, 2006
The effect, after an hour or two, begins to resemble a very anxiety-fraught session of watching music videos on MTV.
December 15, 2006
...The film, which begins promisingly, disappears down so many rabbit holes (one of them involving actual rabbits) that eventually it just disappears for good.
December 8, 2006
Were it not for the great performances, this would be the worst movie of the year.
December 6, 2006
This time Lynch has really lost his bananas, and the grapefruits aren't looking too ripe either.
December 6, 2006
Not only is the storytelling murky, so is the picture quality. Video technology may have enabled the director to experiment with long takes and extreme close-ups, but it also yields a movie that's dull on several levels.
December 6, 2006
What is Inland Empire -- which Lynch is understandably distributing himself -- about? What is it trying to say? If you figure that out, let me know.
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