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The Favourite Reviews

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November 20, 2018
Even when the movie's self-love gets to be a bit much, there are stylistic touches to enjoy.
November 20, 2018
The film gamely tackles class and gender themes, as well as partisan politics, in its tale of women behaving badly and men being nitwits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 19, 2018
[Colman] beams and scowls, brays and bleeds, shatters and disintegrates. She rules.
November 19, 2018
A bracing rethink of the historical costumer.
November 19, 2018
Nobody in "The Favourite" could be described as a noble specimen of humanity, and yet, from the mean and grasping shenanigans that pass for a plot, there rises an unmistakable whiff of-believe it or not-fun.
November 17, 2018
Even though this is a period piece about a royal struggle, it's themes of scheming to gain the favor of a mentally unstable leader still ring true today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 16, 2018
The dialog is fiendishly clever, packed with barbed insults and lacerating observations that reveal a lot about both the society and the people.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 16, 2018
[The Favourite] is the monster that Lanthimos wants to welcome, the monster of a brutal plastic display that carries in itself a message and a search. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 15, 2018
Honest, searing and surprisingly modern, it's knocked Mrs Brown off my top spot once and for all.
November 15, 2018
What is new is the amount of emotion and verbal jousting on screen ... this twist in style makes the film at once fresh and familiar.
November 15, 2018
If you're going to say something trite, you could do worse than to say it with as much magnificent panache as Lanthimos has.
November 14, 2018
The Favourite is a brilliant dark comedy, shattering notions of aristocratic decency with glee.
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 Favourite is 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
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