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Based on 24 Reviews
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    My advice, in the face of such hallucinatory brilliance, is that you hang on. show more

  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is dazzling and bewildering in equal measure. show more

  • 100
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    In the end, it's best to make peace with the film's essential and deliberate inscrutability -- something Lynch fans have learned to do since Twin Peaks -- and to simply marvel at Dern's astonishing performance, which few actresses are likely to top anytime soon. show more

  • 100
    Aaron Hillis Premiere

    Inland Empire is interchangably terrifying, maddening, shockingly hilarious and perversely exciting, and that's just to those who end up disliking it. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Inland Empire may be the most aggressively surreal feature film ever released to movie theaters in this country, and it's possibly close to the movie David Lynch carries around in his head. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    It may not look like anything he's done before, but Inland Empire joins "Mulholland" and the whatzit "Lost Highway" (1997) to form the strangest show-business triptych around. All three concern artists whose identities demand more than one body. The films give new meaning to the phrase "dual citizenship." show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    By the time Inland Empire, David Lynch's three-hour digital epic shot on a home video camera, takes you through its tour of the contents of the director's febrile imagination, it's probably the bunnies you'll most remember. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    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. show more

  • 100
    Film Threat

    While I did enjoy the ride I took with the film, after the lights came up I was just thrilled Lynch was allowed to create such a journey for us to go on. Imagine what the cinema world would be like if more great directors threw caution to the wind and followed their artistic vision. It's a world I'd like to see and I hope Lynch continues to pave the way. show more

  • 100
    Damon Wise Empire

    A dazzling and exquisitely original riddle as told by an enigma, featuring a superb, multi-layered performance by Laura Dern. show more

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