Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me Reviews

May 19, 2017
David Lynch's prequel film, maligned upon its initial release, can now be seen as a hinge in his filmography - and a hint of what's to come.
December 13, 2013
In its own singular, deeply strange way, Fire Walk With Me is David Lynch's masterpiece.
May 3, 2013
There have always been two sides to Lynch: the inscrutable, demonic prankster and the rhapsodic dreamer. In Fire Walk With Me, he's at least trying to recover his poetic sincerity. If only his dreams weren't starting to look like reruns.
May 3, 2013
At its best, it's a dream within a dream, a nightmare in endlessly reflecting pop mirrors, a screen full of TV-movie sex and horror kitsch blowing up right in our faces.
May 3, 2013
In Twin Peaks the movie, all the twists get straightened out. The thrill is gone.
May 3, 2013
For those who are willing to go the distance with Lynch, the return trip to Twin Peaks is well worth the trouble.
May 3, 2013
For a film with a pre-established conclusion, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me seems depressingly interminable.
May 14, 2008
Suspense is clearly lacking in this story with a preordained outcome. Another significant drawback is that long before the climax Laura has become a tiresome teen.
February 9, 2007
It has its moments, but not many, and generally speaking it runs neck and neck with Dune as the least successful and interesting Lynch feature.
May 4, 2006
Self-parody would seem too generous an assessment of Lynch's aims and achievement.
August 10, 2005
The quintessential Lynch. Prepare to be confused/ intrigued/ frustrated/ disturbed/ hooked.
May 20, 2003
The film appears to be an undifferentiated mess of story lines and hallucinations. There's no reason to care which is which. Even Mr. Lynch's eccentric touches become boring. The jokes are stillborn.
March 1, 2002
Fabulously color-coded to resemble a dream world, a purgatory consumed by the sadness of blues and the terror of reds.
May 12, 2001
If inspiration is lacking, talent is not. Count Lynch down but never out.
January 1, 2000
Fans of the dark comedy will find little to laugh about -- unless it is Lynch's pretentiousness -- in this horrific look at Laura's last seven days.
January 1, 2000
With this movie David Lynch, the mad social architect of this wooded Northwest facsimile of civilization, has built himself a molehill out of what once was a mountain.