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Mulholland Drive Reviews

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 12, 2002
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 22, 2002
Lynch needs to renew himself with an influx of the deep feeling he has for people, for outcasts, and lay off the cretins and hobgoblins and zombies for a while.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
November 8, 2001
One of the very few movies in which the pieces not only add up to much more than the whole, but also supersede it with a series of (for the most part) fascinating fragments.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 28, 2001
Like Twin Peaks, it keeps spooling out more narrative twists until the ingenious maze turns into an oppressive tangle.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 26, 2001
A movie to savour.
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
October 24, 2001
Lynch challenges our expectations of narrative and credibility by luxuriating in something else -- the unexplained, the making of no-sense that (he says) underlies life.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
October 19, 2001
Mulholland Drive makes movies feel alive again.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
October 19, 2001
A load of moronic and incoherent garbage.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
October 19, 2001
The most seductively unsettling thriller about Hollywood corruption since that other street-name masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
October 19, 2001
[Lynch's] never before married his subconscious impulses to an accessible storytelling style in such a satisfying, beguiling way.
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
October 19, 2001
Mulholland Drive is the product of an expansive vision. Lynch isn't projecting private nightmares this time. Los Angeles is the city of all our dreams.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 19, 2001
You may walk out of this movie with a headache, you may walk out angry or or you may feel like you've just come back from Oz, but you will not walk out unaffected.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
October 18, 2001
Elegantly haunting, assured but still deeply mysterious.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 12, 2001
The movie, it must be said, has a hypnotic rhythm that could only be Lynch's, and it really draws you in.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 12, 2001
A wonderfully Lynchian dive into the dream and the reality of Hollywood, moviemaking, acting and love.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
October 12, 2001
It holds us, spellbound and amused, for all of its loony and luscious, exasperating 146 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
October 12, 2001
Maintains a consistent, relatively humanistic Lynchian vibe from beginning to end, and it sports a few entertainingly loopy scenes.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
October 12, 2001
If it's Lynch's intention to stun us into silence with the mysteries of life, he does so.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 12, 2001
Works because Lynch is absolutely uncompromising.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
October 12, 2001
Before the film chases itself into its own dead end, it goes around in some interestingly resonant and rippling circles.
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
October 11, 2001
A gorgeously rounded picture, one that starts out with a glamorous come-hither wink and has the good grace to follow through, although perhaps not in the way we expect.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
October 11, 2001
Puts these people into a lot of strange situations that hold our attention because of how confidently and atmospherically Lynch ... has re-created their dilemmas.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
October 11, 2001
The results haunt the back of your skull.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 11, 2001
Mulholland Drive may on some level be a sacramental dream as rerun, but Lynch is such a hypnotic craftsman that he holds you in his thrall.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 11, 2001
Fans of Lynch will find much to savor here: the ripe detail, the arch humor, the hallucinatory enigmas, the eroticism, the terror.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
October 11, 2001
Nobody creates cinematic nightmares like David Lynch, and Mulholland Drive ... is one of his most intense and scary.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
October 11, 2001
What you find at the end of the drab corridors and palm-lined boulevards will be as seductive as it is sinister.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 10, 2001
Its investigation into the power of movies pierces a void from which you can hear the screams of a ravenous demon whose appetites can never be slaked.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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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
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 8, 2001
For those willing to hang on for dear life, Lynch makes it worth their while.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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October 8, 2001
This distinctly Hollywood nightmare makes a deeper kind of sense.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
October 2, 2001
Thrilling and ludicrous. The movie feels entirely instinctual.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 17, 2001
Few will be able to resist its heady sense of intrigue and two riveting lead performances by Naomi Watts and Laura Elena Harring.