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Mulholland Drive Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 10, 2001
Lynch is playing a big practical joke on us. He takes characters we have come to care about and obscures their fates in gibberish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
October 19, 2001
While I occasionally felt a delicious thrill as I swirled through his surreal world, more often I found myself wielding a more impatiently pedestrian 'Huh?'
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 17, 2001
Your friend isn't going to be interested in hearing about your dream, and I can't imagine anyone honestly being interested in watching David Lynch's dream-on-film, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
October 19, 2001
The advance audience laughed diversely and talked throughout the screening. The exit comments were mean.
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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
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 12, 2001
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
October 11, 2001
This is a David Lynch movie. This is a David Lynch movie on drugs. Any questions?
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 26, 2001
It's no "Who killed Laura Palmer?", but it's something to chew on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
October 2, 2001
This film is like watching Memento through the eyes of Hunter Thompson dipping into a stash of Lynch's that would kill a normal human being
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
October 15, 2001
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
October 15, 2001
Mulholland Drive is...either for people much smarter than me who can figure it all out, or for people easily amused by striking imagery and oddball characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 11, 2001
An extended mood opera, if you want to put an arty label on incoherence.
| Original Score: 2/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
June 5, 2002
Lacking a single moment its director hasn't already done before and better, it feels like the flabby greatest hits medley from an over-the-hill pop star's oldies circuit tour.
January 15, 2002
The film is performance art, it's masturbation - apparently very fulfilling for the doer but pretty dang tiresome for the watcher.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
September 21, 2001
A baffling but always intriguing failure, the movie gets more confusing, not less, as the story unfolds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 31, 2001
The last third of Mulholland Drive looks like a cobbled-together mess of a film, rather than the masterpiece Lynch lovers claim it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dave Kehr
Citysearch
October 10, 2001
Lynch seems as clueless as his characters when it comes to making sense of this anything-goes storyline.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
October 12, 2001
This is an infuriating film.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
October 12, 2001
A murky webbing of stale riffs, gags, vapors of art.
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 12, 2001
It's just too annoyingly incomprehensible to recommend.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
October 12, 2001
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
June 19, 2008
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
September 23, 2001
Lynch's Hollywood is so fixated on fantasy and the onscreen pursuit of multiple identities that it may itself be engulfed by that determined break with reality.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 20, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
George Gallucci
Zap2it.com
February 25, 2004
Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
November 9, 2011
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002
Maximilian Le Cain
Senses of Cinema
March 25, 2002
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003
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Ebert & Roeper
October 18, 2001
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 20, 2001

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January 6, 2002

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February 26, 2002

Hollywood.com
March 2, 2002
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