Inland Empire Reviews

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November 17, 2011
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.
May 4, 2007
An amazing and unshakeable experience.
May 4, 2007
A bucket of Lynchian leftovers, stirred slightly and left to ferment in the dark.
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.
April 12, 2007
A can't-miss experience and likely one of the year's very best films.
March 10, 2007
The great eroto-surrealist David Lynch has gone truffling for another imaginary orifice of pleasure, with results that are fascinating, sometimes very unwholesome, and always enjoyable.
March 8, 2007
Whether shattering or boring, you'll still have your eyes wide, wide open from begin to end.
March 6, 2007
The man's still a genius; he just needs to be more ruthless in the editing suite.
February 9, 2007
A free-fall plunge through David Lynch's imagination, a curious and often astonishing place. The film is dazzling and bewildering in equal measure.
February 8, 2007
With Inland Empire, the whole thing feels stuck in Lynch's noggin.
February 3, 2007
Undeniably, Inland Empire has moments that seem like transmissions from cinema's future.
January 26, 2007
Inland Empire is full of good and bad girls, but [Lynch] gives this obsession an interesting spin by having most of them played by the same actress.
January 26, 2007
While you suspect Lynch's digital video acumen will flower into something extraordinary in coming projects, this one's intermittently extraordinary at best.
January 19, 2007
Inland Empire is essentially a journey inside David Lynch's mind, sometimes burrowing very deep indeed. Nobody else could have made this film; nobody else should try.
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.
January 11, 2007
It's worth watching as yet another example of Lynch's extraordinary collaboration with Dern. It may be overstating things to call her performance heroic, but it's nothing if not brave, as she dares to embody Lynch's most brutal impressions of Hollywood.
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 14, 2006
The thrill of Inland Empire lies, I think, in surrendering yourself to its epic weirdness, falling under its spell and allowing Lynch to gradually lead you back into the light.
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