Sam, a disenchanted young man, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment’s pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.

Studio: Lionsgate
Year: 2019
Release Date: June 18, 2019
Run time: 90 minutes
Rating: R

Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 1 DVD
Region: A

This movie starts out genuinely interesting, appearing to be a homage mash-up of the weirdness of Mulholland Drive, the quirkiness of the Big Lebowski, and the thriller mystery of Chinatown and Rear Window. At first this works, and the adaptation of noir thriller music and ambience to modern LA gels well. The murkiness of the plot somehow hangs together and the strange weirdness of the high society parties blend together well. About halfway through this starts to unravel though and the clear film references start to feel strained as the movie plot itself struggles to stand on its own. The hazy feeling of the protagonist being thrown from one encounter to the next works surprisingly well until we come to forced ‘odd’ dénouements which have no real content other than being out-there. Lynch’s weirdness, even at its most gratuitous, has a firm conceptual vision underpinning it which this film lacks.

Movie Quality: 8/10

Special Features

  • What Lies Under the Silver Lake
  • Beautiful Specter

Special Features: 2/10

Final Thoughts

‘Under The Silver Lake’ is over the moon as far as it is trying to stay in the show business, with glittering acts and head scratching innuendos, it is a terrifyingly fun game.
Overall Rating: 7/10