Matthew Cooke’s review published on Letterboxd:
Sheryl Lee’s all-timer performance leads the charge of this incredibly tragic, somber, unsettling, and devastating film. There’s an overwhelming sense of dread right from the start. Not only because do we know what Laura’s fate will be, but the eerie tone radiates the feeling that what we’re gonna see is not only unpleasant, but far more disturbing than we had originally thought. And holy shit, is it ever. When I was told many times how tonally different this was from the original show, I didn’t think it would be *this* different.
We all knew Bob used Leland’s body as a vessel to murder, but I had no idea the extent of the trauma he caused her, and everything he did to her. The horror she experienced in her final days was quite shocking, to say the least. Very fucked up, I honestly was not expecting it to be that horrific.
Early on I was quite worried Dale’s absence for most of the film would lead me to become uninterested but Lee’s knockout performance, the film’s tone and tragically devastating story captivated me. It was like watching a fatal car wreck I couldn’t turn away from.
Twin Peaks once again proves to be Lynch’s best work. His true magnum opus.
Also, did I say Sheryl Lee’s performance is an all-timer? Truly, it is. Hands down the best acting performance in anything Lynch has done. I was in complete awe by her acting here. Should be brought up whenever best acting performances are discussed.