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Mulholland Drive Reviews

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November 22, 2017
Mulholland Drive is maddeningly abstract and inscrutable on first viewing, but hypnotic and haunting on every viewing after.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 15, 2017
Taking an open ended TV pilot rejected by the networks, [Lynch] added 45 minutes and created closure in a weird, mystical logic that, in its unique Lynchian way, makes a twisted emotional sense.
May 26, 2017
Knowingly exploiting the tropes and clichés of Hollywood film while eschewing its formal and logical boundaries, Lynch's film strikes at the heart of cinema's power to represent mood, sensation and altered states of perception.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 26, 2017
Mulholland Dr is reissued some 15 years after it was released. It was rapidly hailed as the first great US film of the century. None since has been any more powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 17, 2017
Luxuriously strange.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 14, 2017
It is an explosively sexy love story, rocket-fuelled with vanity and cruelty.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 13, 2017
With a sensational performance by Watts, it's a triple-strength masterpiece that will more than satisfy the die-hard Lynch mob and may even gain a receptive new audience for the Sultan of Strange.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 13, 2017
This is David Lynch at his most imaginative and challenging.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 12, 2017
Mulholland Drive is pure cinema - a gorgeous, noir-narcotic loop of heartbreak in the "dream place" of Los Angeles.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 11, 2017
Alluring and unnerving, Lynch's horror-show reminds us how much cinema misses him. Watts is electric, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 10, 2017
Peppered with moments of pure, neck-prickling sensation, but the emotional centre remains elusive.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 13, 2015
Because Lynch is playing with archetypes like the wide-eyed innocent, he's able to subvert them with a heightened reality that suckers us in.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 4, 2015
As an exercise in bravura moviemaking, as well as a commentary on the very nature of cinema itself, this works quite well, but on an emotional level, it's one of Lynch's most distant pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 29, 2015
What's unique about 'Mulholland Dr.' is the way it plays with the boundaries of TV and film, finding the interplay between the mediums.
October 27, 2015
Begin by imagining that a single story is being told in multiple ways throughout the film: a story of naive hopes, heartbreak, jealousy...Erotic, fear-ridden, and beautiful, Lynch's primal imagery has the abhorrent and alluring pull of death itself. [BD]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 7, 2015
The best autocritique of cinema as a medium that has yet been made.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
February 21, 2014
We go to Mulholland Dr. not merely for explanations, but for the euphoric sense that there is something beyond our understanding affecting us as we view it.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
April 24, 2013
It's a big mess! But not in a controlled sense like Lynch's other films.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 24, 2012
Leads us into our own strange need to untangle the spools of film and dream, fiction and truth, protective fantasy and traumatic reality. Lynch uses the twinkling lights and dazzling stars of superficial LA to warp us into a deeper, stranger surreality.
December 26, 2010
Fascinating movie for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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