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Naked Lunch Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 16, 2003
While certainly original, its hallucinatory terrain is basically weird for the sake of weird... and ultimately buckles under its own pretense.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 28, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
January 22, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 5, 2004
There are no great scenes, just flat moments of weirdness with lots of schlorping noises.
Full Review| Original Score: C+
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Some movies just try too hard to be hip, and David Cronenberg's adaptation of William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch is certainly one of them.
January 1, 2000
incomprehensible
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 10, 2003
Cronenberg's overly-ambitious attempt at filming the unfilmable.
| Original Score: 2/5
February 27, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
April 12, 2013
If you've yet to purchase this incredible mind-trip involving bug powder, Brazilian centipedes, typewriters turning into giant insects, and bumping into Mugwumps in bars then the Blu-ray release is well worth your hard earned money.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 87/100
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
July 18, 2009
...very nearly accomplishes the book's goal of "extinguishing all rational thought."
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 17, 2003
A twisted, brilliant masterpiece. One of Cronenberg's best.
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 15, 2003
One of Cronenberg's most difficult but deliriously clever and emotionally insinuating films.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 18, 2004
Stands on its own apart from the book.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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