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The Favourite Reviews

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January 23, 2019
What sets The Favourite apart from similar tales of royal bickering, though, is Lanthimos' willingness to depict the blood sport of politics without engaging in it himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
January 23, 2019
The mordant characterisation and precision staging make for an unsettling and unkind spectacle.
January 23, 2019
It's a genuinely funny, wacky take on a historical drama
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
January 22, 2019
With its blend of period drama and comedy, of biography, fiction and sheer historical speculation, The Favourite is the most affable and approachable Yorgos Lanthimos' movie. [Full review in Spanish]
January 22, 2019
The Favourite marks an unexpected course in the filmography of an author increasingly free, mature and with a firmer pulse to bother.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 19, 2019
Political films in which women are depicted as both protagonist and antagonist are almost nonexistent, which is already enough to set director Yorgos Lanthimos' effort apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 18, 2019
The three leads are able to hold a fascinating performance that is difficult to achieve. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2019
A drastic change from Yargos Lanthimos's usual style of dispassionate commentary of societal transgressions, The Favourite is much more rhythmically paced and emotionally frank as it explores the intimacy of power dynamics in relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 17, 2019
With its brilliantly acerbic and dramatic script, great performances, a strong thematic and dramatic backbone, wonderful production design contributions and strikingly off-kilter cinematography, The Favourite is my front-runner for the Best Picture Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 17, 2019
That cyclothymic queen and her relationship with her two lovers are intriguing, the dialogues have sharpness. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 17, 2019
It's one of the best historical dramas I can remember seeing, but it's also one that I'm quite OK never seeing again.
January 14, 2019
The Favourite thrills, delights, and even touches the heart in its giddy chase of power and what its pursuit can do to us.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 14, 2019
Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman reign in this absolutely topical period film with a great deal of cunning and manipulation. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 12, 2019
I can think of no better review for Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite than the man sitting next to me in the theater audibly gasping four different times at the cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 11, 2019
This film is mean but hilarious; visually arresting and stunningly acted.
January 11, 2019
The Favourite, from wildly creative and original director Yorgos Lanthimos, is unlike any period costume drama you've ever seen.
January 10, 2019
The Favourite doesn't demean the women by pretending that they are saints.
January 10, 2019
Weisz is splendidly imperious and Stone more than holds her own among the British cast, though the lesser-known Colman is what truly binds "The Favourite" to history.
January 10, 2019
... a triple-threat of Baroque fatales flirting with the highest stakes imaginable. For those with the squirm-worthy stomach for decadent aristocracy and boundless ambition, its deliciously wicked.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 9, 2019
This film is especially suitable for Anglophiles, particularly those who are familiar with these historical characters and who care about upper class affairs.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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