Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 1992

Critics score:
62 / 100

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Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune: For a film with a pre-established conclusion, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me seems depressingly interminable. Read more

Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times: 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. Read more

Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel: For those who are willing to go the distance with Lynch, the return trip to Twin Peaks is well worth the trouble. Read more

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer: In Twin Peaks the movie, all the twists get straightened out. The thrill is gone. Read more

Vincent Canby, New York Times: 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. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: 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. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: 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. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Self-parody would seem too generous an assessment of Lynch's aims and achievement. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: 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. Read more

Calum Marsh, Village Voice: In its own singular, deeply strange way, Fire Walk With Me is David Lynch's masterpiece. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: 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. Read more