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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
September 8, 2018
No amount of ostentation proves sufficient to spruce up the insipid narrative, which strains to fulfil its two-hour running time as if it were a requirement of seriousness.
October 2, 2018
What [his] tools primarily do is create a fantastic sense of suspense, to have us begging to know how he could possibly wrap it all up. The answer is, he can't, not in a way that satisfies.
November 14, 2018
The Favourite is a brilliant dark comedy, shattering notions of aristocratic decency with glee.
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
November 7, 2018
The Favouriteis a fun, juicy twist on an English court drama, and a refreshingly unconventional love triangle.
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
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 2, 2018
This is the closest thing we'll ever get to a proper "Alice in Wonderland" adaptation because everyone's mad here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 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 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.
November 15, 2018
Honest, searing and surprisingly modern, it's knocked Mrs Brown off my top spot once and for all.
October 19, 2018
Lanthimos doesn't disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
October 15, 2018
The Favourite is something else. The film irreverently flips the genre on its head, offering a pathetic queen, contempt for the strict social mores, and brief departures from the fašade of the 1700s.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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.
August 30, 2018
The Favourite is a zany, piercing close-up on three women so replete with swagger as to reduce their male counterparts to disposable extras.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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 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
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