Wild At Heart
Wild At Heart (1990)

Lovers on the run from an angry mother, a private detective and a hit man, encounter a plethora of grotesques and stop for plenty of explicit sex.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 17, 1990
DVD Release Date: December 7, 2004
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Even the title is a letdown, somehow.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Funny, scary and brilliantly cinematic.

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

There's a spontaneous, anything-can-happen feeling to it that's the primary appeal of any road movie.

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Variety Staff

Joltingly violent, wickedly funny and rivetingly erotic.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Though Miss Dern and Mr. Cage are constantly upstaged by the rest of the movie, they triumph.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

I enjoyed it more back in 1990, though I'd be hard-pressed to recall exactly why -- viewing it now, it's only a marginally satisfying experience, with some potent set-pieces diluted by an almost juvenile predilection on Lynch's part.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Barry Gifford's beautifully written picaresque novel about southern lovers on the run, though essentially literary, could have worked as a movie had David Lynch shown some fidelity to the realistic context.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Lynch's kinky fairy tale is a triumph of startling images and comic invention.

Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

A perverse, violent, nutso depiction of romance that even Bonnie and Clyde would shrug off as too hardcore for them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
Around the time of Wild At Heart's release, David Lynch was already enjoying an abundance of praise for his cult TV show Twin Peaks. However, this time he… More
Graham Jones
Startling images, hilarious dialogue and brilliant performances. This is one of Lynch's best. Cage and Dern shine as two lovers on the run but the real… More
Daniel Mumby
You know you've arrived as a filmmaker when a bespoke adjective is created to describe your work - Gilliam-esque, Kubrickian, Lynchian and so on. But with… More
paul oh
Its one hell of a ride! Nick Cage plays out a very different type of hero with intense violence and sex to amp up his acting. Its really unorthodox but… More
Lucas Martins
A good, but not terrific film. Very interesting surrealist road movie, but exist others David Lynch's film that deserve the Golden Palm.
Michael Gildea
After burning myself out on Wild at Heart about 15 years ago and walking away for awhile, I can honestly say that it isn't as good as I remember.… More