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'Dune' - The Reviews Are In!

'Dune' - The Reviews Are In!

Dune is already starting strong!

The Denis Villeneuve film already opened at No. 1 at the box office, and audiences are weighing in with their reviews of the film.

Dune is a 1965 novel by Frank Herbert and the book was turned into a 1984 movie starring Kyle MacLachlan.

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

The film also stars Zendaya, Stellan Skarsgard, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, and more.

But what are critics saying about Dune?

Click inside to see the reviews…

The movie currently has an 83% Fresh rating at RottenTomatoes, and a 91% Audience Score.

Washington Post gave it 3 out of 4 stars, saying: “Dune is somehow almost purely pleasurable, and rarely tedious, despite its gargantuan running time and minor imperfections.”

AV Club gave it a B, noting: “However inconclusive as a story, the resulting film is a rarity among the overlong effects-heavy blockbusters of the last decade: One actually wishes it didn’t have to end so soon.”

TIME wrote: “Dune is sluggish in places-my eyes glazed over during one or two or maybe three of the battle scenes-but Villeneuve‘s conviction counts for a lot.”

Vanity Fair said: “In all its marvel, Dune forgets to do basic things like give us someone or something to root for, or feel for, or think about for longer than the stretch of the film.”

The New Yorker wrote: “The movie’s stripped-down material world correlates with a stripped-down emotional one-narrow, facile, and unambiguous.”

Variety wrote: “It’s not just that the story loses its pulse. It loses any sense that we’re emotionally invested in it.”

The Chicago Sun-Times gave it 3 out of 4 stars, writing: “Villeneuve is a master at creating mind-boggling futuristic worlds, and he tops himself with the overwhelmingly striking imagery in Dune.”

The New York Times wrote: “Villeneuve has made a serious, stately opus, and while he doesn’t have a pop bone in his body, he knows how to put on a show as he fans a timely argument about who gets to play the hero now.”

Find out if there’s an end credits scene, and whether a sequel is coming!

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