Naked Lunch

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Released 1991

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Naked Lunch

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Director:
David Cronenberg
Released:
1991
Rating:
R
Naked Lunch is the surrealistic and hallucinatory cinematic fusion of Director David Cronenberg's (The Fly, The Dead Zone, Videodrome, The Brood, Rabid, Shivers, Existenz, Crash, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises) patented celluloid body horror obsession and William S. Burrough's seminal literary work. Taking the more autobiographical cues from the novel, Bill Lee (Peter Weller, Robocop, Screamers) is an ex-writer turned substance abusing insect exterminator who gave up authorship as it was too dangerous. After his wife entices him to inject his insecticide for a Kafka high he begins hallucinating. Slowly he is dragged into a drug induced world as an operative where he must write a report on the incidents at Interzone, a North African Coastal enclave. Here, he encounters bug-like typewriters that speak through anus-like orifices and convince Bill that homosexuality is the best disguise for an agent. The movie gets progressively weirder and weirder. Enter and exterminate all rational thought.

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  • 90

    Variety

    Stretching himself with each new work, David Cronenberg has come up with a fascinating, demanding, mordantly funny picture.

  • 70

    The New York Times Janet Maslin

    For the most part this is a coolly riveting film and even a darkly entertaining one, at least for audiences with steel nerves, a predisposition toward Mr. Burroughs and a willingne...

  • 63

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    While I admired it in an abstract way, I felt repelled by the material on a visceral level.

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