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Mulholland Drive Reviews

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Eric Melin
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
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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
Matt Prigge
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.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 7, 2015
The best autocritique of cinema as a medium that has yet been made.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
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+
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
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
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Fascinating movie for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
September 19, 2010
Billy Ray Cyrus as an amorous poolman punched by a mobster? David Lynch's commentary on independent filmmaking? Lesbian erotica as sad as it is exaggeratedly hot? Lynch's greatest puzzle box snaps together in sparse, bold, sexy and thrilling fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
When directors get you to ponder this much and leave a lasting impression after you've seen a movie of theirs, they have to be doing something right.
Rob Gonsalves
August 25, 2008
As moviemaking -- as pure abstract art writ large -- this is a classic, a thing of dark mystifying beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
October 20, 2006
A summation work at midpoint career, this visually menacing horror picture, which deconstructs Hollywood as the dream factory, continues to explore such Lynchian obsessions as good vs. evil and dreams vs. nightmares.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
As art, Drive is extraordinary. As a film for general audiences, it's bound to be misunderstood, condemned as pornographic, or exploited for cheap thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Greg Muskewitz
February 21, 2004
Once the film has its claws dug into you or has inveigled you via its seductive scent there is no way for it to relinquish its grasp, and Lynch wouldn't have it any other way.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
March 26, 2003
Go for the performances and the photography, but don't talk about the film over coffee afterwards - you could still be ordering triple espressos the next morning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
A Sapphic Nancy Drew Mystery on the Lost Highway ... When it comes to Lynch, the journey is always more interesting than the destination
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...A dreamy, nightmarish, highly contemplative piece of celluloid that, while it will certainly not appeal to everyone, is just the kind of thing critics love: something different.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
Another strange and twisted film from the bizarre mind of David Lynch.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Gore
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Some very clever experimental cinema in the Lynch vein.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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