Wild at Heart Synopsis
A sheriff and an FBI agent team up to solve a murder.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Starting with the outrageous and building from there, he ignites a slight love-on-the-run novel, creating a bonfire of a movie that...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
And yet there is enough of a core of sincerity to turn even the most preposterous moments-such as the film's dream-sequence finale-into...
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80

Empire

Misfit cameos, apparently random asides and an almost continuous onslaught of unsettling sex and violence mean there’s no mistaking...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
David Lynch doesn't tell stories as much as he shows hallucinations. Wierd, wild, excessive, obsessive, idiosyncratic visions.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is something repulsive and manipulative about it, and even its best scenes have the flavor of a kid in the school yard, trying to...
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50

TV Guide

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A wacky, occasionally inventive road movie that fails to display the vision or the dark intensity of director Lynch's earlier work.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
As a story, Wild at Heart is even less coherent than “Blue Velvet,'' to the point where whole characters and subplots disappear into a...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A lurid hodgepodge of the ''subversive'' and the secondhand, the movie lacks the primal pop pleasures of Lynch's best work.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
The problem with the taboo-busters is that they feel calculated - in the past, Lynch's creepiness seemed casual and natural - and they take...
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
One of the most violent opening scenes in screen history…Yet given such a visually adept exercise, the rest seems transparently...
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DUMB

By trevorious77
WORST MOVIE EVER...