Wild At Heart


Wild At Heart

Critics Consensus

One of director David Lynch's more uneven efforts, Wild at Heart is held together by his distinctive sensibilities and compelling work from Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern.



Total Count: 48


Audience Score

User Ratings: 43,372
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Movie Info

Lovers on the run from an angry mother, a private detective and a hit man, encounter a plethora of grotesques and stop for plenty of explicit sex.


Nicolas Cage
as Sailor Ripley
Laura Dern
as Lula Pace Fortune
Willem Dafoe
as Bobby Peru
Diane Ladd
as Marietta Pace Fortune
J.E. Freeman
as Marcellos Santos
Crispin Glover
as Cousin Dell
Isabella Rossellini
as Perdita Durango
Harry Dean Stanton
as Johnnie Farragut
Sherilyn Fenn
as Girl in Accident
Marvin Kaplan
as Uncle Pooch
Freddie Jones
as George Kovich
John Lurie
as Sparky
Blair Bruce Beyer
as Hotel Custodian
Tommy G. Kendrick
as Red (uncredited/cut out)
Sally Boyle
as Aunt Rootie
Peter Bromilow
as Hotel Manager
Lisa Ann Cabasa
as Reindeer Dancer
Frank Collison
as Timmy Thompson
Cage S. Johnson
as Man at Shell Station
Valli Leigh
as Mr. Reindeer's Resident Valet #2
Nicholas Love
as Man in Wheelchair
Daniel Quinn
as Young Cowboy
Mia M. Ruiz
as Mr. Reindeer's Resident Valet #1
Billy Swan
as Billy Swan
Koko Taylor
as Singer at Zanzibar
Ed Wright
as Desk Clerk
Darrell Zwerling
as Singer's Manager
Bob Terhune
as Earl Kovich (uncredited/cut out)
Jack Jozefson
as Chet (uncredited/cut out)
Bellina Logan
as Beany Thorn
Tracey Walter
as Roach (uncredited/cut out)
Gregg Danddridge
as Bob Ray Lemon
Albert Popwell
as Barkeeper at Zanzibar (uncredited/cut out)
Sheryl Lee
as Good Witch
Shawne Rowe
as Waitress (uncredited/cut out)
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Critic Reviews for Wild At Heart

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (9)

Audience Reviews for Wild At Heart

  • Mar 21, 2019
    Peter B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 08, 2015
    Wild at Heart is a crazy ride through a crazy land filled with all manner of crazy people. The film can be many things: comedy, romance, adventure, thriller, horror, etc. It draws many comparisons as well: Repo Man, Raising Arizona, Easy Rider. But at its core it is a unique love story that works. Wild at Heart is the type of film you just have to see for yourself.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 29, 2015
    Lynch's strongest work is done when he fully embraces the most surreal aspects of filmmaking. In Wild at Heart we instead see something more reminiscent of Thelma and Louise with a handful of blatant Wizard of Oz references and the added disadvantage of Nic Cage in the leading role.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 07, 2013
    It's not up to the standards of the rest of David Lynch's career, but Wild At Heart is definitely watchable and has infrequent inspired scenes, namely the robbery that takes place near the end of the movie. The movie is also characterized by countless references to The Wizard of Oz, strangely enough. Nonetheless, Wild At Heart isn't a bad movie, but it lacks the cleverness and cohesion of other David Lynch movies and it's probably only worth seeing if you're a fan of Lynch.
    Joey S Super Reviewer

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