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Inland Empire Reviews

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May 20, 2020
This latest David Lynch opus, shot digitally with Laura Dern playing three, possibly four roles, may confuse even hardcore Lynch fanatics.
November 3, 2018
Lynch, armed for the first time with a digital camera, ventures so far into the excesses of split narrative, talking rabbits and the obscure that only the most die-hard fan will find merit in this celluloid rune.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2018
Die-hard Lynch fans will undoubtedly find Inland Empire brilliant, but casual fans will likely think it tedious. For Lynch detractors, it will be a torture method more effective than the rack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2017
The one thing that David Lynch can do is to leave you with a lingering feeling. Long after a host of other films have come and gone, elements from his films stay lodged in your brain.
February 21, 2014
A terrifying nightmare to lose yourself in.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 14, 2010
Trippy, twisty thriller is totally out to Lynch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 28, 2009
Unspeakably beautiful
April 23, 2009
The three-hour movie is at once inscrutable and deeply satisfying for its daring high wire act of narrative illusion and passionately charged emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 13, 2008
While the narrative is away with the bunnies, as a mood piece Lynch scores a slam dunk.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 13, 2008
A crazy midnight roller coaster ride to Lynchland. A movie you might half dream through an all night marathon of noir and slasher films, your heart pumping with caffeine.
November 13, 2007
It's a movie spent inside Lynch's complicated head.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 9, 2007
While it is not nearly as good as Mulholland Drive, this latest complex concoction is fascinating in parts; even if you don't understand it
September 4, 2007
Inland Empire is about the effects of movies themselves - the way they change us, inform our goals, and impact our self-image.
August 25, 2007
It's an abstract jazz riff, it's a painting, it's a monster movie and a musical and a psychodrama and an ellipsis made of black holes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 9, 2007
It is challenging but simultaneously exhilarating as we travel through this never-waking nightmare.
July 3, 2007
Sprawls onto the screen as if it had escaped directly from within David Lynch's mind, not like an alien creature let off its leash for the first time.
June 13, 2007
this story of magic, madness and metempsychosis will have you feeling like a rabbit trying to puzzle out what exactly is going on as wilder wolves circle and headlights career toward you out of the darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 4, 2007
...ideal for those who thought [David Lynch's] Mulholland Drive was too simple and straightforward...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 25, 2007
It's also too long and too reminiscent of Lynch's other work. But die-hard fans will find things to like.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 25, 2007
Inland Empire opens and contracts in your imagination while you watch it -- and you're still watching it well after it's left the screen. It's a long but thoroughly absorbing three hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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