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3.4
1,548 Ratings

Under the Silver Lake

Directed by David Robert Mitchell
United States, 2018
Thriller, Mystery, Comedy

Synopsis

When aimless slacker Sam wakes up one morning to find his beautiful neighbour Sarah has vanished without a trace, he embarks on a quest across the city to find her. A delirious neo-noir mystery about the murkiest depths of scandal and conspiracy in the Hollywood Hills.

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Under the Silver Lake Directed by David Robert Mitchell
Mitchell’s formal rigor keeps the action fluid even as Silver Lake constantly threatens to become too enamored with its playful digressions.
April 25, 2019
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Mitchell’s riff on this undergrad brand of po-mo cynicism is fresh and energetic. For those still fond of Richard Kelly, or who, when sufficiently inebriated, might ‘fess up to owning a Pynchon-inspired muted horn tattoo, there’s much to like here.
April 01, 2019
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It’s the stuff of inebriated daydreams rather than outright nightmares. It’s as much a midday trip as it is a midnight one: as I emerged from the inappropriately tuxedoed premiere for this rumpled, T-shirted detective odyssey, the film’s hazy, zonked afterglow was in a separate dimension from the crisp, inky atmosphere of the Côte d’Azur after dark.
March 15, 2019
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