Jodorowsky's Dune

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
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  1. Mar 24, 2014
    9
    Highly enjoyable exploration of an eccentric artists effort to break new ground in cinema. No science fiction fan should miss seeing this impressive near miss at creating a film that could have set the standard for this genre for 25 years. And even unfinished, the concept echoes through the film world with more power than most of the junk that actually made it to celluloid.
  2. Oct 26, 2014
    10
    Such an entertaining view of 'the best movie never made' and its mastermind. You cannot do anything but be inspired by this documentary. I highly recommend watching it no matter whether you're a Dune, sci-fi, movie or cinematography enthusiast.
  3. Sep 2, 2014
    8
    A fantastic documentary on the greatest film never made. A movie that could have changed the coarse of history for cinema never got finished because of little bit of money.
  4. Oct 24, 2014
    10
    A brilliant and subtle reassessment of one man's great dream in the face of the downward spiral of Holywood!
    Jodowrowsky should be granted a second chance to create the epic dil he intended to make.
  5. Nov 3, 2014
    10
    An outstanding and captivating look at an artistic genius at work, and what steps true genius must take to maintain their artistic integrity. Far better to have dreamed the dream and not to be able to have it brought to life than to sacrifice your vision and make something that won't stand the test of time. Truly an original, and this candid look at him and his crew at the time isAn outstanding and captivating look at an artistic genius at work, and what steps true genius must take to maintain their artistic integrity. Far better to have dreamed the dream and not to be able to have it brought to life than to sacrifice your vision and make something that won't stand the test of time. Truly an original, and this candid look at him and his crew at the time is essential viewing for any true artist and visionary. Expand
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    May 8, 2014
    88
    With a mad captain at the helm, this documentary version of Jodorowsky’s “Dune” is probably more entertaining than what Hollywood would have done to it, with a clearer message: Our lives are like sands though an hourglass, so dream the impossible dream.
  2. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    May 7, 2014
    89
    As a documentary on the origins and backstory of the unfilmed film, Jodorowsky’s Dune is unsurpassable. More than that, however, it also allows audiences a rare glimpse inside the furiously creative mind of Jodorowsky, who still, at 84, is a wonderfully mad genius of the moving image.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    May 2, 2014
    80
    Here is a film that not only entertains, but also educates and -- thanks to Jodo's deep confidence and energetic artistic optimism -- one that also inspires.