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Lost Highway Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    52

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It's a shaggy ghost story, an exercise in style, a film made with a certain breezy contempt for audiences.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Lost Highway is unusually bizarre even for this atypical director. Co-written by Barry Gifford, the film ventures deeper into the nearly psychotic supernatural than any feature Lynch has previous overseen.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Lost Highway has scattered moments of Lynch's poetry, but the film's ultimate shock is that it isn't shocking at all.

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  • See all Lost Highway reviews at Metacritic.com

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Strange, disjointed; full of sex and violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film is extremely violent and contains numerous explicitly sexual scenes. It's also confusing and disturbing, without any resolution.

  • Families can talk about what it all means, which is pretty hard to decipher. Film buffs and Lynch fans might analyze the filmmaker's techniques, particularly the use of sound and color. But this film is hardly family fare, nor does it lend itself to much discussion.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Extremely violent.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Numerous explicitly sexual scenes.

  • language false5

    Language: Very strong/abusive language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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