De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG) | Release Date: September 19, 1986 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
76
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 15 Critics
Positive:
10
Mixed:
3
Negative:
2
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Lynch and his film will surely be reviled, but as an experiment in expanding cinema's dramatic and technical vocabulary, Blue Velvet demands respect. [Sept. 22, 1986]
50
Dark, menacing and sexual, with satanic overtones, like a Black Sabbath song, with many moments of genuine fright and harsh eroticism. [19 September 1986, Daily Notebook, p.76]