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Eraserhead (1977) Movie Information

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1419

Avg. Rating:

2.85/4

# of Ratings:

107

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Director:

David Lynch

Actors:

Jack Nance
Charlotte Stewart
Allen Joseph
Jeanne Bates
Judith Anna Roberts
Laurel Near

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

Henry Spencer lives in an industrial wasteland where he must contend with a new, strange baby, an unreliable girlfriend, a beautiful girl across the hall and the lady in the radiator.

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Yojimbo 10/28/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

Utterly bizarre but curiously fascinating oddity from David Lynch. Some may find it's deliberately unfathomable surrealism exasperating, but the powerful imagery alone makes it worth a look.

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Moviehead 04/03/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Slow but intense enough to never be boring

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mitchellyoung 11/30/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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0.5/4 

I can't deny that images from this film have stuck with me for a while, but I just couldn't digest this movie. I may not have been able to fully understand Lynch's surreal style, but, I just didn't get the film and found it an incomprehensible, tedious mess.

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  memento_mori
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09/22/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

'The feel-good movie of the year!'

This movie is ugly. Not in an artistic way. Not in a fascinating way. Just in an ugly way.

This was David Lynch's cinematic debut and it really shows. The direction is poor, it looks like the editor fell asleep and the acting consists mainly of people sitting down and staring at each other.
Jack Nance looked like he didn't know he was in a movie. I've never seen a performance more unsure about itself.

Nothing in this movie is near comprehensible or makes any sense. Don't get me wrong, I like artistic and intellectual films, but the intellect only works in the story if someone else than the director is able to make some freaking connections. I'm not the kind of guy who likes to laugh at things that are intended to be serious, but who can't crack up at a person turning a bar on a wal...

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1/4 

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  Daniel Corleone
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10/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Eraserhead review

An eclectic film that can be enjoyed by horror/fantasy/dark comedy fanatics, a masterpiece for Lynch admirers who love analyzing his unique films or hated by those who ignore its majestic euphemisms because of its weirdness. One of the quiet influential pictures because of its mood, utilization of industrial sound and skillful direction. This may appear sluggish, incomprehensible and just plain trash (but in this critics opinion, Twin Peaks was totally too deranged/too many plot holes for this raters taste), it's a matter of reading the lines and seeing thru what is actually visible on screen. Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) discovers that his girlfriend Mary (Charlotte Stewart) has labored a creature. Spencer than dreams of a deformed Lady in the Radiator (Laurel Near) who sings and squis...

Rating of
4/4 

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  Andrew
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04/22/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Unique and Shocking

There is little I can say about this film that hasn't already been said. David Lynch's directorial debut is incredibly strange. Although it meanders along at a snail's pace (despite its 88 minute running time), it is worth watching because of its uniqueness and able to shock the viewer. Most people go on and on about its visual style, the black and white industrial landscape where the film takes place. The characters are as quirky as the film itself. Jack Nance gives a good performance as Henry Spencer, the man who is faced with all of the problems in the plot outline. The other characters provide the source of conflict, as Spencer goes on a strange journey through life in the wasteland.

Overall, the film is very well shot for it's meager $10,000 budget. If Lynch was looking ...

Rating of
3/4 

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