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Twin Peaks: The Return

Directed by David Lynch
United States, 2017
TV Series, Mystery, Crime


Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered. 18 episodes in total.

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Twin Peaks: The Return Directed by David Lynch

Awards & Festivals

Village Voice Film Poll

2017 | Nominee: Best Director

Golden Globes (USA)

2018 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Empire Awards

2018 | 2 nominations including: Best TV Series

Moved to the core of my being as I was by the 18 episodes of Twin Peaks that appeared between May and September of last year—as uncompromised and demanding as anything that Lynch has made for cinemas—I kept finding the mark of the series cropping up in the strangest places in the months after.
January 30, 2018
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The Return" portion cinches what threatened to be a Fleetwood Mac reunion show. Tantamount is the fact dropped that Lynch and Frost worked on the script for four or five years. Cooper, every one of him, gets Icarusized, as Lynch broke new ground in his quest to “show” doppelgängers.
December 31, 2017
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It started by slowing everything down, and then it went way, way out, inch by inch, week by week. Absolutely nothing like the original 1990s series, The Return was a deep meditation on … returning, precisely: the difficulty of returning, through time, in one’s body, to any kind of origin, whether that origin is a town, or one’s self. However you slice it, it’s a grand, momentous achievement, including some of the finest work Lynch has ever done.
December 22, 2017
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What are people saying?

  • LauraPalmer's rating of the film Twin Peaks: The Return

    garmonbozia. hello. this is laurapalmer after rewatching the first two seasons + twin peaks: fire walk with me + after watching the first 15 episodes of this MASTERPIECE. let's talk about how David Lynch has changed the world with the best show ever. and this time it's (definitely) not okay if you disagree with me, just watch the S3E8, please.

  • VincentVendetta's rating of the film Twin Peaks: The Return

    One must admit that the heartfelt, smalltown americana that David Lynch fell in love with so long ago has now all but disappeared. In this quest to find what's left of it, the magic of Twin Peaks is both shrinking and expanding through space, like the universe. The elders are dying and the young are completely lost. Towns and lifetimes flickering in and out of existence, becoming unrecognizable. The lost world.

  • T. J. Mesen's rating of the film Twin Peaks: The Return

    While it's beautiful, phantasmagoric, tediously hilarious, and haunting on its own, Lynch's refusal to acknowledge many details and questions (in particular the closing "How's Annie!?") of the previous series is indeed a detriment to The Return. Because whether he and Frost wanted or not, this is the same world they're revisiting. On the other hand, it's refreshing that they didn't go down the road of nostalgia.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Twin Peaks: The Return

    Trust Lynch to bring back the iconic 'Twin Peaks' 25 years later (as Lara promised) only to again leave us with far more questions than answers after a near 18 hour runtime. Masterfully constructed and richly written. Back stories? Motivations? Identifying characters? Well, let the audience work out such trivialities. In episode 18 a character says 'what the fuck just happened' and the audience is in full empathy.

  • André Vieira's rating of the film Twin Peaks: The Return

    There's nothing like "The Return" out there and I dare to say this was the most experimental, visceral and fucked up experience I've ever had regarding a television series. The finale destroyed my soul and I'm still trying to put the pieces back together after that last five minutes of pure cosmic horror. Well done, Lynch.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Twin Peaks: The Return

    David Lynch's biggest mindfuck yet is the ultimate subversion of the Peak TV era: a show in which each scene seems to have no relation to the one that came before it, in which storylines are introduced only to evaporate into thin air, and sequences are devoted to floor-sweeping tedium. A Season 3 that feels more like a Season 1 for a series that Lynch has yet to give a name. In short: Kyle MacLachlan is a god.

  • jjk's rating of the film Twin Peaks: The Return

    hands down the best thing that has ever been on television , so many tv shows get away with doing the same old shit because of us being in an apparent ‘golden age of tv’, where scope and epic of a story substitute for any original storytelling but lynch has changed the face of dramatic television again and I hope this inspires others to do something new and actually interesting !

  • Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Twin Peaks: The Return

    The Return is Lynch's magnum opus. Reasons for this vary, but I’ll point out one: iconography. It’s hard to think about any other show consistently offering cinematic moments that can be relived over and over again without losing its novelty, impact and, most importantly, magic. And of course, there's Kyle McLachlan who delivers what might just be the greatest performance in television history.

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