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Dune (2021)



Critic Consensus: Dune occasionally struggles with its unwieldy source material, but those issues are largely overshadowed by the scope and ambition of this visually thrilling adaptation.

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A mythic and emotionally charged hero's journey, "Dune" tells the story of Paul Atreides, 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.

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Timothée Chalamet
as Paul Atreides
Rebecca Ferguson
as Lady Jessica
Josh Brolin
as Gurney Halleck
Oscar Isaac
as Duke Leto Atreides
Stellan Skarsgård
as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
Dave Bautista
as Glossu 'Beast' Rabban
as Chani
David Dastmalchian
as Piter De Vries
Charlotte Rampling
as Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam
Jason Momoa
as Duncan Idaho
Chen Chang
as Dr. Wellington Yueh
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When the anticipation is feverish, it sets up movies to disappoint and fail. This long-awaited movie smashes those expectations.

December 21, 2021 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Dune is a triumph of mediocrity. What it does, it does well enough, but was it worth doing? It's a cookie-cutter movie, a restatement of every trope that now impoverishes cinema.

December 6, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Nowhere near as enjoyable as Villeneuve's inspired Blade Runner 2049, Dune is an achievement for sure, but watching it is rather like having huge marble monoliths dropped on you for two and a half hours.

November 19, 2021 | Full Review…

I saw it Tuesday night, and I want to already see it again this weekend. To watch a two-and-a-half-hour movie like that, says something...

November 5, 2021 | Rating: A | Full Review…

I really loved Dune. The action set pieces were phenomenal, but the focus was almost always on the characters.

November 3, 2021 | Full Review…

Denis Villeneuve's new big-screen adaptation underlines why generations have been fascinated by the story.

November 3, 2021 | Full Review…
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