The Favourite Reviews

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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 18, 2019
Period films have touched on same-sex romance, but the way The Favourite centers a lesbian love triangle feels utterly new.
August 7, 2019
The three leads astonish in their respective roles, beginning from a place of madcap frenzy before their performances transition slowly toward subtlety and nuance, as they begin to bare their souls.
July 24, 2019
Despite being a costume drama it feels more modern than its corset-wearing peers. If you're not a fan of usual uptight period films, don't let the historical setting put you off.
July 8, 2019
It's easy to see why Olivia Colman won the Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Anne.
July 7, 2019
Nakedly insecure, devoted to her 17 rabbits and largely wheelchair-bound, Queen Anne is a petulant, overgrown child.
June 19, 2019
another extraordinary experience from a unique storyteller
June 18, 2019
A poisonous comedy for Hollywood's omnivorous appetite. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 3, 2019
A high-class soap opera with impish instincts, like a cobra coiled up and ready to strike at a moment's notice - beautiful but deadly.
May 28, 2019
Among stupendous performances, ingenious situations, and unconventional lenses, Lanthimos engage us showing the court intimacy, as we were a group of voyeurs, looking through the keyhole [Full Review in Spanish]
May 23, 2019
Stunning performances, screenplay, and humor. Truly engaging once you get past the slow setup.
May 21, 2019
The Favourite becomes a dizzying, frustrating, compelling, unnerving riff on Joan Riviere's idea of womanliness as masquerade.
May 1, 2019
The Favourite is funny, laugh out loud so. If it weren't, it would be unbearable
April 26, 2019
Entertaining, garish and impeccably acted, The Favourite is a morality play on the double standard we use to measure men and women's ambitions, without being too pandering.
April 18, 2019
The Favourite is great fun, with a dash of tragedy and the caution to be careful what you wish for.
April 15, 2019
These three women play off of each other superbly, bringing a pathos lying in wait behind all that caustic wit.
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