Michael Gutierrez’s review published on Letterboxd:
If there’s one thing I love about the direction of David Lynch, it’s he puts character believablilty at the forefront of any plans he has for the film, Wild at Heart is the perfect example of that. Nicolas Cage is nearly unrecognizable well unless he takes of those signature black shades. Did I once not care about the main characters or the situations that they’re in. Lynch likes to take a outer world, spectral spin on his films a lot of the time, where the mechanics of physics & reality are almost seemingly bent and twisted to complete his story. This is probably the most straight forward Lynch film I’ve seen other than Eraserhead, with an actual plot following forward and recurring characters to boot. The only real flaw I have with the film is it’s length, it could’ve been 90 minutes and I would’ve been just fine with it. Nonetheless, it will remain one of my favorites.