The Favourite Reviews

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July 27, 2020
A comely comedy of manners, supported by a cast that knows when to go for scandalous laughs and when to play it straight.
July 25, 2020
The Favourite marks [Lanthimos'] most dynamic work yet in its dissection of class structure and gender politics, doling out pity and hilarity with equal aplomb.
July 13, 2020
Olivia Colman puts in an award-winning performance in this hilarious bat-shit crazy picture which is by far Lanthimos at his uninhabited finest.
July 7, 2020
It's actually Colman who steals our attention for every second she's on screen... It's a big performance that is also incredibly nuanced and sublimely amusing.
July 7, 2020
An eccentric and irreverent film that efficiently develops a story about dependency through sublime technical elements and three flawless performances.[Full review in Spanish]
June 30, 2020
One hell of a gleeful, devilish, wit-riddled ride. Lanthimos delivers a stylish, scrupulous period piece that toys with convention and provides hilarious highs and soul-crushing lows,
June 27, 2020
It has left me stunned with the visual baroqueness that I witness in its staging and in some masterful performances from Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone and, especially, Olivia Colman as Queen Ana. [Full review in Spanish]
June 26, 2020
An inspired, cosmopolitan meeting of the Greek Weird Wave (director Lanthimos) and Australian Quirky Comedy (co-writer Tony McNamara).
May 22, 2020
The film is much more saturated in the attitudes of the Catholic Church [...] and deals with this particularly 'Catholic' mix of issues that the story brings up.
May 6, 2020
A sharp look into the intimacies of Monarchy and its perks. As funny and tragic as it should be. [Full review in Spanish].
February 27, 2020
It's a dark view, but dark views, like sunny views, have to come from somewhere. Where is Lanthimos's dark sun? I don't know, but I'll definitely keep watching.
February 6, 2020
For all the laughter The Favourite raises, it is also a tragedy, and like the very best comedies it offers some sympathy for the demise of people being used for our entertainment.
November 22, 2019
It features a sharp, farcical screenplay (by Tony McNamara and Deborah Davies), along with Lanthimos' signature weirdness and Oscar-worthy performances by three strong women.
October 23, 2019
Lusciously designed and featuring a trio of fiery female performances and some acidicly funny dialogue, it's a naughty crowdpleaser.
September 13, 2019
Eccentric, funny, shocking, and surprising. It's wonderful.
September 11, 2019
Here, there is blood, guns, sex, and revenge. The men are bedecked in makeup and wigs, the women run the war, and it passes the Bechdel Test with flying colors.
September 1, 2019
Although every quip or jab doesn't evoke hysterics, it's consistently very funny and the back-and-forth between Abigail and her elite cousin Sarah provide a great foundation for a brilliant interpersonal story of betrayal, devotion and manipulation.
August 28, 2019
Director Yorgos Lanthimos deserves the praise and recognition for taking his characters on their individual journeys of pain and desperation.
August 19, 2019
The Favourite is full of vibrant colors, opulent sets, lush costumes, blood oranges, tea cakes, and a world of sensory delights. But none of it is beautiful.
August 18, 2019
Period films have touched on same-sex romance, but the way The Favourite centers a lesbian love triangle feels utterly new.
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