Jodorowsky's Dune
Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)

Synopsis: In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose films EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN launched and ultimately defined the midnight movie phenomenon, began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 21, 2014
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2014
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Part thoughtful tribute, part bittersweet reminder of a missed opportunity, Jodorowsky's Dune offers a fascinating look at a lost sci-fi legend.

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Pavich shows us many images from the storyboard, and even treats some to a simple form of animation to suggest how the movie might have looked.

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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times

Jodorowsky is a mesmerizing presence in director Frank Pavich's engrossing picture. He was 84 when much of it was shot.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

For lovers of visionary films, this one is a gem.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This documentary version of Jodorowsky's "Dune" is probably more entertaining than what Hollywood would have done to it, with a clearer message: Our lives are like sands though an hourglass, so dream the impossible dream.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Jodorowsky's Dune gives you a good sense of what might have been, and judging by what we see, the picture might have accomplished what the director ultimately intended: "To mutate young minds."

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Alistair Harkness

An entertaining documentary exploration of what might have been, but also what came to be, thanks to the way the unproduced film ended up having a seminal impact on the future blockbuster landscape.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A deeply moving testament to single-minded, indefatigable commitment of creative vision and to an almost spiritual ability to let that vision go, thereby allowing it to exist in the world in an entirely unexpected form.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

What an extraordinary dream it could have been.

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Anita Katz
San Francisco Examiner

Not just for fanboys, the documentary is both an entertaining portrait of a unique pop-culture endeavor and an ebullient salute to the creative spirit.

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Carlos Magalhães
An extremely fascinating, profoundly frustrating yet also surprisingly cheerful account of the greatest adaptation that never was as gloriously envisaged by the… More
Phil Hubbs
I only discovered this documentary after it was mentioned in a movie thread by a fellow flick lover. I'll be honest with the fact that I'm not overly… More
Kevin M. Williams
Including all the relevant personalities, here is a decent documentary about a great might-have-been of a film some 38 years after the fact. Putting aside the… More
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Alex roy
Dune is a stunning work of Science Fiction Literature, a book so grand that there have been many attempts at trying to adapt it to the big screen, but most of… More
Michael S
Like the man himself, "Jodorowsy's Dune" is absolutely fascinating. It does a terrific job of elevating our interest considerably in the doomed… More