Lynch may be the documentary David Lynch wants, but I'm not sure it's the one he or we deserve.
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
This deeply undisciplined profile flaunts enviable access to Lynch's L.A. compound and movie sets but little insight or probity.
Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
We get an all-access pass to watch the master at work, both on location and at his home-workshop-studio in Los Angeles. Those who aren't part of the filmmaker's substantial cult will be less intrigued.
Ronnie Scheib, Variety
Filmed over a two-year period during production of David Lynch's Inland Empire, Lynch, like the feature it loosely chronicles, has no immediately discernable throughline and a wide variety of video-image densities.
V.A. Musetto, New York Post
Provides little new insight into Inland Empire, but it does reinforce the auteur's reputation as a one-of-a-kind genius.
Manohla Dargis, New York Times
Whether you dig Lynch, a feature-length video visit with the director David Lynch, will largely depend on your views of his work.
Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
as well as offering fascinating insights into the working practise, philosophy and idiosyncrasy of Missoula, Montana's most famous Eagle Scout, LYNCH (one) is a work of strange and elliptical beauty in itself.
Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
like going to the zoo and catching the tiger during his nap instead of feeding time.
Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
Anyone looking for a general overview of the director will do better looking elsewhere.
Eric Monder, Film Journal International
What really keeps Lynch interesting is its coverage of the production process; the access is so intimate, we feel as if we are witnessing firsthand the birth of something artistic and significant.
Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
The film would be better entitled Lynch for Beginners.
Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Lynch" is a lo-fi behind the-scenes-mini-portrait of a dry-witted artisan loyal to his search for dramatic textures.
Jurgen Fauth, About.com
A forthright portrait of a sincere and fertile artist with the courage to follow his ideas wherever they lead.
Eric Kohn, New York Press
The movie's lack of direction grows tiring after a while, but Lynch's unfettered drive to let his mind unload is never less than fascinating.