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The Favourite Reviews

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November 11, 2018
This internal struggle for power in reality, a game of twisted, capricious and unhappy teenagers for the permanent attention they must put to their machinations. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 8, 2018
A gorgeous, brutally caustic and frenetic delight, as Sarah Churchill Duchess of Marlborough, Queen Anne and Sarah's impoverished cousin Abigail fight and flatter to be the ultimate woman on top. Weisz, Colman and Stone are riveting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 7, 2018
The Favouriteis a fun, juicy twist on an English court drama, and a refreshingly unconventional love triangle.
November 5, 2018
A film that combines a brilliant script with a visionary director and employs the talents from an incredible cast to coalesce into a filmgoing experience I won't soon forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 31, 2018
Everyone is looking out for themselves, and while that ambition helps them on the way up, it also leads to their downfall. Meanwhile, watching The Favourite only has upsides.
October 25, 2018
Provides a lot of sick enjoyment, but like too many of Lanthimos' films the high doesn't last quite long enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 24, 2018
A highly entertaining, intoxicating and nasty escapade that reveals the miserable emptiness of unearned, false power and love.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 24, 2018
The Favourite delivers a sense of confidence from the very start, as Lanthimos controls the spectator's emotions with a balance of tragedy and wit in this rousing curve of supposed history.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 24, 2018
The Favourite is fascinating, ferociously funny, and hands down one of the best films of the year.
October 23, 2018
The Favourite is a ridiculously fun film. If you're offended by the C word but dare you miss such brilliant performances from this trio of excellence? On your head be it.
October 22, 2018
The Favourite enjoys being whimsical and allows itself to run wild, but that's also part of its downfall.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 22, 2018
The Favourite is a complete joy - it offers a space in which women are allowed to control their own fates, to throw themselves into their desires with abandon, and it gives us a plethora of well-polished performances for us to indulge in.
October 22, 2018
in the seesawing emotions of the female-led monarchy, there's a newfound gravity that increases the credibility of Lanthimos' comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2018
Supercharged by zesty, pin-sharp dialogue by writers Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite is a brilliantly barbed character piece as well as a portrait of a historical period both methodically detailed yet ingeniously twisted.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 20, 2018
The Favourite succeeds in engulfing us in a world of pettiness and extravagance, where cake and power matter more than political strife or human cost.
October 19, 2018
Lanthimos doesn't disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 19, 2018
For those unaccustomed to Lanthimos' previous films, this could be the perfect introduction to his work. It's certainly the only one with the potential to be a crowd pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2018
Sharp, filthy and fantastically anarchic, The Favourite is a hilarious and original vision that is an utter delight. The very definition of a must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 18, 2018
The script is sensational.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 18, 2018
Underneath the pomp and powdered wigs it makes scathing commentary about the devastating nature of power struggles that remains blisteringly relevant in this Brexit/Trump age.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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