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Naked Lunch

Rated R for heavy drug content, bizarre eroticism, and language.

R In Theaters 12/26/1991 , 117min.
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Washington Post
It feels studiously surrealistic, an excuse for cinematic buggery; deep in its center there's a lack of conviction. Full Review
Desson Howe
Washington Post
It feels studiously surrealistic, an excuse for cinematic buggery; deep in its center there's a lack of conviction. Full Review
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
Naked Lunch will undoubtedly bring pleasure, much of it perverse, to [David Cronenberg]'s many fans - and, simultaneously, confound and repulse a huge chunk of filmgoers. [10 Jan 1992] Full Review
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
There's a synergistic overlap here between Cronenberg's own particular brand of weirdness and Burroughs's; they're both twisted in ways that complement each other nicely. Full Review
Janet Maslin
The New York Times
For the most part this is a coolly riveting film and even a darkly entertaining one, at least for audiences with steel nerves, a predisposition toward Mr. Burroughs and a willingness to meet Mr. Cronenberg halfway. Full Review

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