Naked Lunch Reviews

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July 25, 2018
I yearned for something more disgusting to occur.
April 23, 2013
A challenge if you're expecting a forward-moving plot but there's also more than enough pitch-black humor and straight-faced madness to lighten the mood, especially since Burroughs' strange lingo and vicious knack for language are intact.
September 7, 2011
July 18, 2009
...very nearly accomplishes the book's goal of "extinguishing all rational thought."
March 31, 2008
Obviously this is not everybody's cup of weird tea: you must have a taste for the esthetics of disgust. For those up to the dare, it's one clammily compelling movie.
September 5, 2007
a respectful fugue on Burroughs' life and art ... It can be forgiven its acolyte's soul, for it is willing ...to confront Burroughs' signature themes of addiction and control, and to meld them into ... an evocation of the master.
May 5, 2007
This is the only film in which a typewriter beetle kills another typewriter beetle for being a secret agent. I mention it only because of the relevance of the written word, and typewriters %u2013 portable ones in this case %u2013 are the medium of the mes
September 8, 2005
Given that nobody could really have adapted Burroughs' book in any literal manner, what Cronenberg does instead is predictably creepy, warped and dreamy.
June 12, 2005
February 27, 2005
November 23, 2004
May 28, 2004
January 22, 2004
January 18, 2004
Stands on its own apart from the book.
January 5, 2004
There are no great scenes, just flat moments of weirdness with lots of schlorping noises.
November 4, 2003
August 22, 2003
August 21, 2003
August 15, 2003
One of Cronenberg's most difficult but deliriously clever and emotionally insinuating films.
July 10, 2003
Cronenberg's overly-ambitious attempt at filming the unfilmable.
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