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Mar 22, 2021
Named after the book that William Burroughs was famous for, it is actually a sort of "docu-drama" of Burroughs' life. And since there are surrealistic scenes of drug-induced paranoia and delusion, one could say it is in the POV of Mr.…
Feb 15, 2020talesoftayls rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Not an adaptation of the novel, more an infusion of the semiotics of Burroughs' work into a distinctly Cronenbergian surrealist biopic of Burroughs' life. A stellar companion piece to Videodrome, which feels very much like a stylistic…
Sep 05, 2016
Why doesn't the library have this film available? It's a classic, based on a work of classic Beat literature, by a brilliant Canadian director.
Feb 01, 2016
Anyone here for The Simpsons.
Sep 02, 2014jimg2000 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Not a film for everyone but a super study of the author William Burroughs, as it succeeded to deliver the substance in the book "Naked Lunch" along with other elements in Burroughs' "crazy" world.
Jun 04, 2014ManMachine rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
Naked Lunch is chronic movie-time constipation at its most anally painful. It's when you stop to consider that one of the main characters in Naked Lunch is, in fact, a "talking" sphincter (it's true), that the situation gets…
May 15, 2014pegasus71 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This film is a great visual fantasy excursion into a writer’s drug induced hallucinatory world. Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm and the rest of the cast all do an excellent job as well. The Criterion edition DVD that I watched had a…
Apr 24, 2014Pukaman rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Trippy movie. If you like Scifi and poetic descriptions this is your kind of movie. I enjoyed this more than Holy Motors.
Apr 14, 2013
"Superfluous dialog"? At what point exactly. The entire film could be viewed as entirely superfluous given it has no distinct plot, which is probably due to the fact that it's based on the book by William S. Burroughs (who is known for his…
Apr 02, 2013randpog rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
Distasteful, boring in spots, too much superfluous dialog. I would not recommend for these reasons.
Nov 03, 2012theorbys rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A unique cinematic vision, and very successfully brought off. I don't mind movies changing the books, but there are a few changes here that I think are regrettable but the movie more than compensates. Weller does a remarkably good job.