Dune (2021)

155 mins
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Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve directs this award-winning adaption of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel, led by Timothée... More

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Dune (2021) | Ratings & Reviews

Villeneuve directs the hell out of this, creating moments of spellbinding spectacle with an unshakable belief in its own world-building. An achievement beyond just being an impressive adaptation.

"(An) eerily vast and awe-inspiring epic, a cathedral of interplanetary strangeness..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"The sheer awesomeness of Villeneuve's execution... often obscures the fact that the plot is mostly prologue: a sprawling origin story with no fixed beginning or end."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"An awful lot of what we’re watching feels like laborious setup for a hopefully more gripping film to come..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Denis Villeneuve's adaptation has a majestic vastness, and most of it actually makes sense, but it's an act of world-building that runs out of storytelling steam."


"Villeneuve’s Dune is a thick, loud, well-fed spectacle of a movie..."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"For all its faults... and missed opportunities, Dune is unapologetically weirder, more interesting, and more ambitious than any of its big-budgeted peers."

Film School RejectsFilm School Rejects

"Some vexing, inscrutable mystery and preening opacity can be fun. But there ought to at least be a big, central Why animating a film."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"In the main it’s a stately film, exacting and elliptical..."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"Denis Villeneuve’s film is of such literal and emotional largeness that it overwhelms the senses..."


"Dune is sluggish in places... but Villeneuve’s conviction counts for a lot."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"Tremendous... pure cinematic madness."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"Not every shot registers as rapturous. Sometimes we're just looking at sand. And Chalamet remains more haircut than actor. Yet the film also has a credibly hard edge."

Financial TimesFinancial Times

"Villeneuve’s seismic world-building is all tone and no melody."


"This is a technically brilliant, visually amazing movie with a top-notch cast and deep sci-fi concepts. A shame, then, that it feels like a drag in its (second half)..."


"If Part Two never happens, it’ll be a travesty."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Dune (2021) | Details

Award winner
Best Sound, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Production Design and Visual Effects at the 2022 Academy Awards. Best Production Design, Original Score, Sound, Cinematography and Visual Effects at the 2022 BAFTAs. Best Original Score winner at the 2022 Golden Globes.
M, Violence
Science Fiction
Country of origin
USA, Canada, Hungary, UK