Blue Velvet established the Lynchian style, introducing themes he would explore obsessively throughout much of his future career.
It's a testament to their acting that their scenes have lost little shock value over 15 years.
Depending on your point of view, either dark-sidedly brilliant or garbage heaped on top of whipped cream.
...his macabre, intensely 80s drama coolly retains a sense of the toxic fear hiding in plain sight of picket-fence America.
The four main actors could not be more perfectly chosen for their parts.