The Favourite Reviews

March 10, 2019
Yorgos Lanthimos' dryly funny historical feature is all about power, and that means literally wearing the pants in a strange time.
January 24, 2019
Weisz and Stone are both brilliantly witty and nimble, but Colman's performance is nothing short of sublime.
December 21, 2018
Despite its period setting, The Favourite just might be Lanthimos's most trenchant and relevant work yet.
December 14, 2018
There are no heroes in The Favourite; there are only sad creatures driven by their various needs. There is, however, a morbid morality to the proceedings, one in which decadence is its own punishment.
December 14, 2018
The Favourite is a film that will be admired more than loved, but there's nothing at all wrong with that.
December 14, 2018
"The Favourite" is an uproarious send-up of the aloofness of royals, and comes alive thanks to its sterling ensemble cast (Nicholas Hoult is also worthy of note, playing a young British statesman) and Lanthimos' pristine direction.
December 7, 2018
It is Colman who steals the film from everyone - Lanthimos included.
December 6, 2018
I command you to see it.
December 6, 2018
I started jotting down clever dialogue from "The Favourite" in my notepad but I had to stop when I realized I was essentially transcribing the entire script.
December 6, 2018
For those with a taste for historical fiction, The Favourite is a delicious morsel with a spicy aftertaste.