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Jodorowsky's Dune

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Frank Pavich

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About the Movie

The tale of Jodorowsky and his Dune is a fascinating trip through creativity and imagination, a story about the relentless pursuit of a dream, and the necessity of art. In pre-production for over two years, the film was to star Jodorowsky's own 12-year-old son Brontis alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and even Salvador Dali, set to a musical score by Pink Floyd and art-design by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including H.R. Giger and Jean 'Moebius' Giraud.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 111
  • Fresh: 109
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 8.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Pavich shows us many images from the storyboard, and even treats some to a simple form of animation to suggest how the movie might have looked. – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 4, 2015

Fresh: Is Alejandro Jodorowsky's "Dune" the most influential movie never made? – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Apr 3, 2014

Fresh: A great seminar on creativity. – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, Mar 27, 2014

Fresh: A deeply moving testament to single-minded, indefatigable commitment of creative vision and to an almost spiritual ability to let that vision go, thereby allowing it to exist in the world in an entirely unexpected form. – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, May 1, 2014

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Customer Reviews

The greatest movie never made? Yeah. I guess so

What can a Layman say about this film that has not already been said? I guess I can only repeat what Refn says in the documentary about the film: ‘It’s Awesome’.

However, this film deserves to get made. After watching the successful trilogy of Peter Jackson’s (who would be an incredibly appropriate director for this project) I think Dune (either the Herbert or Jodorowsky version) would work as a massive three-part epic movie trilogy, which is appropriate since the book is actually three smaller parts in one cover (Dune, Muad’Dib, and The Prophet).

Also, if you are reading this, Mister Jodorowsky. Please publish your film book on Dune! That book needs to be preserved and distributed to the world! Please!

Eye opener

Jodorowsky was way before his time, too far, in fact. The influence his ideas had on today’s science fiction, even though his version of Dune was never made, is undeniable. It was fascinating to see the imagery in his storyboards echoed in clips from so many of the most iconic scifi films throughout the years. The difference between a narcissist and an artist: vision. Yes, Jodorowsky was a navel gazer, but the results were worth the mental effort. It takes a special kind of vapid to dismiss this revelatory documentary.

Great Attempt!

Once in a while comes out a documentary on frustrated attempt to shoot a movie that "will change everything", or at least will stick in our minds for a long time to come. Particularly I found this documentary to be very, very amusing! Jodorowsky was somewhat way ahead of his time on his purpose to shoot “Dune”. I can’t even imagine what would it be, if he had succeeded. With Orson Welles, Salvador Dalí and Mick Jagger? And soundtrack by Pink Floyd? Whoa!… This documentary I’d put side by side to the one about the attempt of Terry Gilliam on his “Lost In La Mancha”.