Dune 1984

Critics score:
56 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: Several of the characters in Dune are psychic, which puts them in the unique position of being able to understand what goes on in the movie. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: The problem is that the imagery isn't rooted in any story impulse, and so its power dissipates quickly. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: This movie is a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, unstructured, pointless excursion into the murkier realms of one of the most confusing screenplays of all time. Read more

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine: Most sci-fi movies offer escape, a holiday from homework, but Dune is as difficult as a final exam. You have to cram for it. Read more

Time Out: Lynch's third feature may have been a commercial disaster, but it gets under your skin and is marked by unforgettable images and an extraordinary soundtrack. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Dune is a huge, hollow, imaginative and cold sci-fi epic. Read more