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Inland Empire Reviews

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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
October 7, 2006
David Lynch has been working on his latest film, Inland Empire for years, and it feels like he has included every minute of the footage he shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
February 21, 2007
Inland Empire might just be the funniest movie of the year. Or maybe its the most horrifying. Trust me: It's difficult to tell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
June 4, 2007
...ideal for those who thought [David Lynch's] Mulholland Drive was too simple and straightforward...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 14, 2010
Trippy, twisty thriller is totally out to Lynch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 25, 2007
Lynch obviously loves to mess with our minds, but if you try wading to the bottom of this thing you'll hit your head on the floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 5, 2006
...I prefer my Lynch artistically shackled by the restraints of a film camera.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 5, 2006
I can't totally recommend Inland Empire. But something tells me I'd be a fool to totally dismiss it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 6, 2006
What is Inland Empire -- which Lynch is understandably distributing himself -- about? What is it trying to say? If you figure that out, let me know.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 6, 2006
This time Lynch has really lost his bananas, and the grapefruits aren't looking too ripe either.
| Original Score: 1/5
September 8, 2006
Some die-hard fans will no doubt like it, but most likely INLAND EMPIRE (yes - all capitals) will only be remembered as the second orthographically peculiar title after Mullholland Dr.
October 28, 2006
Inland Empire may mesmerize those for whom the helmer can do no wrong, but the unconvinced and the occasional admirer will find it dull as dishwater and equally murky.
December 15, 2006
The effect, after an hour or two, begins to resemble a very anxiety-fraught session of watching music videos on MTV.
December 6, 2006
Not only is the storytelling murky, so is the picture quality. Video technology may have enabled the director to experiment with long takes and extreme close-ups, but it also yields a movie that's dull on several levels.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 30, 2006
An interminable bore.
December 15, 2006
...The film, which begins promisingly, disappears down so many rabbit holes (one of them involving actual rabbits) that eventually it just disappears for good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 26, 2007
... the avant-gardism feels less born of Lynch's bizarre brain than there to prop up his reputation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 9, 2007
"Inland Empire" represents Lynch at his unfettered best as well as his undisciplined worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 17, 2007
It's a bit like watching the final 40 minutes of Mulholland stretched to three hours and filmed with digital-video cameras available at a Circuit City near you.
Read More | Original Score: C
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