Mulholland Dr.

Mulholland Dr.

Mulholland Dr.

After the pleasant, heart-warming diversion that was 1999's The Straight Story, David Lynch, weaver of the alluring nightmare, unveiled his most disconcerting film yet in 2001. In a star-making performance, Naomi Watts played a young ingénue who comes to Hollywood with big dreams, and encounters... um, let's say "the stuff dreams are made of". The plot resisted explanation beyond that, but what followed was one the scariest, sexiest and dread-inducing films of the decade. A treatise on Hollywood's tendency to crush young souls? An unrestrained journey into a lurid, jealous mind? Or simply a tender, tragic love story between two women? Whatever the case, it was damn good cinema.

Best Director, Cannes Film Festival 2001.
2001Rating: R16147 minsUSA, France
DramaMysteryThrillerRomance
Director:
David Lynch ('Eraserhead', 'Elephant Man', 'Blue Velvet', 'Twin Peaks', 'Lost Highway')
Writer:
David Lynch
Cast:
Naomi WattsLaura HarringAnn MillerDan HedayaJustin Theroux

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Reviews & comments

Lynch at his finest

Mulholland Drive is surreal film making at it's absolute finest. This is due to typical David Lynch tropes like odd and slightly disturbing characters, a beautiful dream-like score from Angelo Badalamenti (his work here is up there with Twin Peaks) and a mind bending plot that isn't fully understandable until multiple viewings. Mulholland Drive is...

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

Compelling but intentionally inscrutable return of the "weird" David Lynch that will please his hardcore fans even if it has them scratching their heads as well.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Despite too many detours into nonsensical narrative cul-de-sac... this works well enough as unsettlingly nightmarish suspense.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Its investigation into the power of movies pierces a void from which you can hear the screams of a ravenous demon whose appetites can never be slaked.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It works because Lynch is absolutely uncompromising.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A bone fide masterpiece. An erotic, deeply unsettling, darkly comic journey through the subconscious city of night.

5.0
BBC

BBC

press

Sure, you might not buy it, you may still decide Mulholland Drive is drivel, but it's beautifully elegant drivel.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Compelling but intentionally inscrutable return of the "weird" David Lynch that will please his hardcore fans even if it has them scratching their heads as well.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Despite too many detours into nonsensical narrative cul-de-sac... this works well enough as unsettlingly nightmarish suspense.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Its investigation into the power of movies pierces a void from which you can hear the screams of a ravenous demon whose appetites can never be slaked.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It works because Lynch is absolutely uncompromising.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A bone fide masterpiece. An erotic, deeply unsettling, darkly comic journey through the subconscious city of night.

5.0
BBC

BBC

press

Sure, you might not buy it, you may still decide Mulholland Drive is drivel, but it's beautifully elegant drivel.

4.0

Lynch at his finest

Mulholland Drive is surreal film making at it's absolute finest. This is due to typical David Lynch tropes like odd and slightly disturbing characters, a beautiful dream-like score from Angelo Badalamenti (his work here is up there with Twin Peaks) and a mind bending plot that isn't fully understandable until multiple viewings. Mulholland Drive is...

5.0