Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 100
    Though much of Naked Lunch is flip, hip and hilariously funny, it never wanders far from a profoundly melancholic undertone - Cronenberg's unshakable sense of loneliness, isolation and anxiety. [10 Jan 1992]
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    90
    Stretching himself with each new work, David Cronenberg has come up with a fascinating, demanding, mordantly funny picture.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JanB.
    Sep 26, 2007
    4
    A surrealistic, frequently boring movie with an incomprehensible plot.