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David Lynch

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About the Movie

Dazzling special effects, unforgettable images and powerful performances highlight David Lynch's stunning film version of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction epic about an intergalactic warrior's messianic rise. Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Jose Ferrer, Max von Sydow, Oscar® winner Linda Hunt and Sting, Dune is the ultimate adventure experience that goes beyond the imagination.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 42
  • Fresh: 24
  • Rotten: 18
  • Average Rating: 5.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Several of the characters in Dune are psychic, which puts them in the unique position of being able to understand what goes on in the movie. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: Most sci-fi movies offer escape, a holiday from homework, but Dune is as difficult as a final exam. You have to cram for it. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Jul 18, 2011

Fresh: Dune is a huge, hollow, imaginative and cold sci-fi epic. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 18, 2011

Fresh: It's not for everyone, but if you don't mind the brain-bending confusion of the plot and occasional feeling of '80s high camp, this isn't as bad as its detractors would have it. – Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine, Jul 18, 2011

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Customer Reviews


Having grown up in the 80's when this was released gives me some perspective. Peoples criticism of the special effects is bizarre. For an 80's movie they are actually quite good. As far as sticking to the book, well I can't say that I've seen a movie yet that does the book justice. This is still one of my favorite movies of all time. If you really pay attention to this movie you will understand it and see it for the brilliant piece of work it was at the time. Just enjoy it for what it is. Get lost in this movie just like you do with a good book. If you want a verbatim regugitation of the book then just read the book. Overall this is a classic and a winner.

1 star

Personally if you have read the series this version is crap with parts that have nothing to do with the books or they were severely overexaggerated If you haven't then I would recommend it. I would also recommend the Miniseries as that's more of an accurate version of the books and explains the plot alot better


I can't believe how awesome this movie is. It stands out very well from the crap currently being churned out by hollywood!!!! Definitely worth your time and money, heck I want to go watch it again as I am typing this.