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3,124 Ratings


Directed by David Lynch
United States, 1984
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


In the distant future, the most valuable substance in the universe is a spice that is only found on the desert planet of Arrakis. When a duke is given control of the planet, his son must lead the native people in a battle against the monstrous Harkonnens in order to save the planet and the spice.

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Dune Directed by David Lynch

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1985 | Nominee: Best Sound

Hugo Awards

1985 | Nominee: Best Dramatic Presentation

Critics reviews

On the whole, Dune’s Lynchian fingerprints are faint. Much has been made of how the large-scale production, and multiple simultaneous shooting crews, removed the director’s touch from the picture. Presumably a large chunk of it was sliced off in the editing room following that.
July 21, 2017
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Dune—which exists in several cuts, none of which Lynch seems all that crazy about—is his most uncontrolled work, as evidenced in the sometimes spotty special effects and the occasionally patchy plotting. But he is the creative force pushing the film in its strangest directions.
September 27, 2016
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