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100
Likely as not, these things mean nothing in a conventional plot sense, but as powerful images, as pictures from a dreamlike world, they are unforgettable. And that, David Lynch would probably say, is exactly the point.
100
Chicago Sun-Times
This is a movie to surrender yourself to. If you require logic, see something else. Mulholland Drive works directly on the emotions, like music.
100
New York Daily News
For film buffs and Lynch fans, this is a glorious high.
100
Like "Memento," Mulholland Drive is an amnesiac noir in the tradition that goes back to "Spellbound" and "Somewhere in the Night."
90
Rolling Stone
The challenge is exhilarating. You can discover a lot about yourself by getting lost in Mulholland Drive. It grips you like a dream that won't let go.
88
Miami Herald
It just requires an open mind, a love of film and a willingness to dream.
88
Baltimore Sun
A dizzying - sometimes frustrating - marvel of moviemaking instinct and ingenuity.
83
Entertainment Weekly
Rapt and beautiful and absorbing.
75
Exhilarating not only for its dreamlike images and fierce, frequently reckless imagination but also for the fact that it got made (and released) at all.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
It's a lush, lovely dreamscape of a movie, steeped in familiar vernacular (film noir), yet capable of shooting off in totally unfamiliar, surreal directions.
75
It will frustrate viewers who like stories to make instant sense, but fans of provocative puzzles will have mind-teasing fun.
60
Wall Street Journal
Watching this surrealist silliness, I would have welcomed the sight of a geezer on a riding mower.

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