Dune (2021)

Dune (2021)

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Dune (2021)

Oscar-nominated Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve directs this adaption of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel, led by Timothée Chalamet and with an all-star cast including Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Javier Bardem Charlotte Rampling and Jason Momoa.

Paul Atreides (Chalamet) and his family are given control of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the most coveted commodity in the galaxy: a spice called melange. But when the Atreides family are eventually betrayed, Paul must lead a rebellion to retake control of the planet.

2021Rating: M, Science fiction themes and violence155 minsUSA, Canada, Hungary, UK
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The Guardian

The Guardian

(An) eerily vast and awe-inspiring epic, a cathedral of interplanetary strangeness...

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The sheer awesomeness of Villeneuve's execution... often obscures the fact that the plot is mostly prologue: a sprawling origin story with no fixed beginning or end.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An awful lot of what we’re watching feels like laborious setup for a hopefully more gripping film to come...

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Variety

Variety

Denis Villeneuve's adaptation has a majestic vastness, and most of it actually makes sense, but it's an act of world-building that runs out of storytelling steam.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Villeneuve’s Dune is a thick, loud, well-fed spectacle of a movie...

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Film School Rejects

Film School Rejects

For all its faults... and missed opportunities, Dune is unapologetically weirder, more interesting, and more ambitious than any of its big-budgeted peers.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Some vexing, inscrutable mystery and preening opacity can be fun. But there ought to at least be a big, central Why animating a film.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

In the main it’s a stately film, exacting and elliptical...

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Independent

Independent

Denis Villeneuve’s film is of such literal and emotional largeness that it overwhelms the senses...

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Dune is sluggish in places... but Villeneuve’s conviction counts for a lot.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Tremendous... pure cinematic madness.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

Not every shot registers as rapturous. Sometimes we're just looking at sand. And Chalamet remains more haircut than actor. Yet the film also has a credibly hard edge.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Villeneuve’s seismic world-building is all tone and no melody.

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IGN

IGN

This is a technically brilliant, visually amazing movie with a top-notch cast and deep sci-fi concepts. A shame, then, that it feels like a drag in its (second half)...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

If Part Two never happens, it’ll be a travesty.

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