Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me
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David Lynch's prequel to his cult television series "Twin Peaks" concerns the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), whose plastic-wrapped corpse, found floating in a river, was the fulcrum for the television series. During the day in the town of Twin Peaks, Laura is a top honors student at the local high school. By night, she is a sex-crazed cokehead, prostituting herself at a sleazy sex club to get money to feed her drug habit. Her race to oblivion is fueled by her father, Leland (Ray Wise), who, as his alter ego Bob (Frank Silva), has been sexually abusing… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In its own singular, deeply strange way, Fire Walk With Me is David Lynch's masterpiece."
‑ Calum Marsh, Village Voice
"In Twin Peaks the movie, all the twists get straightened out. The thrill is gone."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"One of Lynch's darkest, most disturbing films precisely because it is able to delve into the places that the show simply wasn't allowed to explore on national television."
‑ Christopher Runyon, Movie Mezzanine
"If you didn't get it then, you're not going to get it now."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
"Promoted as a prequel to Twin Peaks, but it was actually Excalibur pushed through the heart of a phenomenon, leaving the faithful to grieve, while newcomers were left baffled, or in my case, ravenous for more."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"There have always been two sides to Lynch: the inscrutable, demonic prankster and the rhapsodic dreamer. In Fire Walk With Me, he's at least trying to recover his poetic sincerity. If only his dreams weren't starting to look like reruns."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"For those who are willing to go the distance with Lynch, the return trip to Twin Peaks is well worth the trouble."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"A fascinating tightrope-walk: Lynch's ultra-cool unconventional storytelling techniques are modified just enough to allow the movie to reach a broad audience"
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"Fire Walk With Me contains not a single moment of genuinely felt emotion."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"This fire dampens fast, and the results are rather dreary, and nonsensical."
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"At its best, it's a dream within a dream, a nightmare in endlessly reflecting pop mirrors, a screen full of TV-movie sex and horror kitsch blowing up right in our faces."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times
"For a film with a pre-established conclusion, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me seems depressingly interminable."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"With typical perversity, Lynch avoids cosy closure, instead riffing on his TV themes that seem even more baffling with big-screen expansion."
‑ , Total Film
"Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me reveals the side of this quiet American town that could never be shown on television."
‑ Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"Every image, sound, and color ultimately clicks into place, like a puzzle one is only subconsciously aware of."
‑ Rob Humanick,
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