Jodorowsky's Dune Reviews

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August 31, 2018
Pavich makes great use of the legendary and massive Dune flipbook Jodorowsky touted around Hollywood in the mid-'70s.
January 4, 2015
Pavich shows us many images from the storyboard, and even treats some to a simple form of animation to suggest how the movie might have looked.
September 12, 2014
The phantom film is, by its nature, always rich with possibilities.
May 8, 2014
This documentary version of Jodorowsky's "Dune" is probably more entertaining than what Hollywood would have done to it, with a clearer message: Our lives are like sands though an hourglass, so dream the impossible dream.
May 1, 2014
A deeply moving testament to single-minded, indefatigable commitment of creative vision and to an almost spiritual ability to let that vision go, thereby allowing it to exist in the world in an entirely unexpected form.
April 24, 2014
Jodorowsky is a mesmerizing presence in director Frank Pavich's engrossing picture. He was 84 when much of it was shot.
April 24, 2014
Jodorowsky's Dune gives you a good sense of what might have been, and judging by what we see, the picture might have accomplished what the director ultimately intended: "To mutate young minds."
April 18, 2014
What an extraordinary dream it could have been.
April 17, 2014
It leaves you wondering about how many artists are working on such wild dreams these days, and hoping it's more than you think.
April 10, 2014
It's an outstanding combination of genius and missed opportunities.
April 4, 2014
The best way to watch this movie is as an account of an eccentric visionary maverick who could not be stopped or influenced by reason ...
April 3, 2014
We get an idea of what could have been via the colossal illustrated screenplay still lovingly held by Jodorowsky, who is every bit the dreamer in his 80s that he was in his youth.
April 3, 2014
Is Alejandro Jodorowsky's "Dune" the most influential movie never made?
March 27, 2014
Frank Savich's diverting documentary lets the 85-year-old filmmaker revisit a saga from the mid-'70s: his stellar two-year failure to adapt Frank Herbert's Dune for the screen.
March 27, 2014
A great seminar on creativity.
March 27, 2014
His stories feature an impressive roster of would-be collaborators (Salvador Dali, Orson Welles, H.R. Geiger, and Pink Floyd), and some of the set pieces he describes sound pretty neat.
March 27, 2014
Pavich's movie is more profound as a tribute to the imagination of visionary directors who can't realize their visions.
March 27, 2014
"Jodorowsky's Dune" is a lovely little tribute to a major league "What if?"
March 24, 2014
A fascinating and depressing documentary about a visionary director and his impossible dream.
March 23, 2014
Pavich is clearly in awe of Jodorowsky (who wouldn't be?), but he still treads a fine line between buying the director's notions of a spiritual quest at face value and soberly detailing said journey's particulars.
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