Naked Lunch Reviews
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.
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.
January 18, 2004
Stands on its own apart from the book.
August 15, 2003
One of Cronenberg's most difficult but deliriously clever and emotionally insinuating films.
March 9, 2003
At root the most personal mission statement of a vital cinematic voice.
March 6, 2003
Cronenberg is the right man for a very, very odd job.
January 17, 2003
A twisted, brilliant masterpiece. One of Cronenberg's best.