Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Metascore
28

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 10 out of 16

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Colin Kennedy
    60
    As a movie it was never wholly successful, mainly because it was saddled with all the excesses of the second season of the TV show; but for converts, this is still unmissable.
  2. At once hypnotic and baffling, filled with surreal motifs and symbols, Fire Walk With Me could be the most rarefied teen horror film ever made: It's like "A Nightmare on Elm Street" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
  3. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Dave Kehr
    50
    The details of this Twin Peaks are slight and repetitious, and their meanings are numbingly obvious. Behind small town America's facade of sweetness and light, there exist darkness and evil-news that is a day late and about $7.50 short. [28 Aug 1992]
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    40
    Engagingly intriguing throughout most of its slightly overlong running time, and perhaps the strangely mesmerizing mood Lynch has orchestrated for the entire "Twin Peaks" undertaking should not be underestimated at this juncture. But the feeling persists that, to a considerable degree, Lynch is marking time with this project, creating new riffs and variations on themes he had already largely worked out.
  5. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Michael Wilmington
    40
    It's the most outwardly sleazy of all Lynch's movies, the rawest and raunchiest, the least circumspect. Full of striptease and scandal, violence, orgy and feverish nightmare, the movie is a kind of mass opening of the sewers that always lay beneath Twin Peaks' placid streets... But it does cap off a pop-cultural landmark, with all the bad taste and high style required. [31 Aug 1992]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Nov 26, 2011
    10
    David Lynch's most heartbreaking movie. The quirky television show is deconstructed as Lynch takes us through the real life horrors that LauraDavid Lynch's most heartbreaking movie. The quirky television show is deconstructed as Lynch takes us through the real life horrors that Laura Palmer went through before Agent Cooper got on the scene. The film delves into all of the dark places that the show only alluded to. Full Review »
  2. Jul 8, 2016
    10
    I almost didn't watch this movie because of all the horrible things I heard about it. It was a great movie and really answered some lingeringI almost didn't watch this movie because of all the horrible things I heard about it. It was a great movie and really answered some lingering questions I had. Sheryl Lee and Ray Wise both give spine tingling performances. The tension in some of the scenes was palpable. I guess Lynch was just way ahead of his time because it is a masterpiece. Full Review »
  3. Jul 8, 2016
    10
    Critics are silly. As for me this is one of my favorite films. It is very dark and creepy and at 35 it still gives me the creeps if I watch itCritics are silly. As for me this is one of my favorite films. It is very dark and creepy and at 35 it still gives me the creeps if I watch it during the night. Perfect script and music. People think there are no answers in this movie, but I think there are many. You just have to be able to think abstractly. Full Review »