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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 63
  2. Negative: 6 out of 63

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  1. Mar 31, 2014
    10
    52? Seriously? This movie is absolutely brilliant. If you're someone who enjoys being fed meaning then it's simply not for you. Those prepared to feel their own way and drop the barriers between dream and "reality" will find an intangible joy in unusual and familiar dark places. When I first watched Mulholland Drive I felt cheated, disturbed and confused. I've since learned to give in to the confusion and explore all the gaps between my stupid expectations. I find it rather offensive that Mulholland Drive has such a high rating in comparison to Lost Highway and can only assume that it's due to the nudity and lesbian scenes. I really hope that isn't true. David Lynch uses sex as a vehicle for something far more erotic and devastatingly honest. His movies leave me twisting for truth and dreaming within dreams that turn on themselves and walk their way "back" into life. I will always have a sincere love and respect for the artist that showed me what I want by failing to deliver what I learned to need. Thank you for denying me this and granting me so much more. Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2013
    7
    "Lost Highway" is an example about most experimental David Lynch's films. A possible Doppelgänger lead character, Fred, and a mysterious unsolved crime. It's very difficult to understand this film with first view. It's necessary to watch again. Interesting film no logic. It's an avant-garde movie.
  3. Sep 15, 2013
    7
    I find it amusing when people say something like Inception is "confusing". Nobody does it like David Lynch. Lost Highway is one of the most polarizing movies ever made. It's weird,abnormal,confusing, nightmarish', and doesn't follow the typical A-B-C narrative structure. It's definitely a wild ride. Lost Highway isn't Lynch's greatest film, that honor would go to Blue Velvet or Mulholland Drive. But If your looking for an insane movie experience,this is it. Complete off the wall insanity. Expand
  4. Jul 16, 2013
    10
    This film follows (and transcends) the European "art film" model of a non linear narrative, oblique dialogue and double characters (a la Luis Buñuel and Krzysztof Kieślowski). However it is also injected with American action film motifs combined with truly odd Lynchian touches that make this one of the most remarkable films of the 90's. The party scene is one of the scariest sequences caught on film...ever. Expand
  5. Oct 16, 2010
    7
    The Lost Highway is good but is nothing up to the standard of Mulholland Drive. It neither sustains or builds up suspense like Mulholland Drive, but the critics have rated it very harshly. There are moments of Lynchian genius and brilliance but this is all in the context of a movie that does not build up the same reputation as other Lynch projects. A good movie that is as disturbing as it is interesting but if you need one to rent during a weekend get Mulholland Drive. Collapse
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. The film actually deserves four stars for its imaginative style and astonishing suspense, zero stars for its shameless exploitation of violent shocks and loveless sensuality.
  2. David Lynch's eye-popping imagery is buried under an avalanche of self-indulgence.
  3. 50
    It's a soulless and dull bit of showmanship, but it sure sounds profound.