The Lighthouse

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A gripping story brilliantly filmed and led by a pair of powerhouse performances, The Lighthouse further establishes Robert Eggers as a filmmaker of exceptional talent.



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From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.


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All Critics (52) | Top Critics (10)

  • It rocks.

    Jun 10, 2019 | Full Review…

    Ben Croll

    Top Critic
  • A psychological nightmare that gnaws at the brain long after the disturbing final image assaults the retina.

    May 30, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It leaves you dazed, terrified and elated, and it signals Eggers as one of the most exciting directors working today.

    May 28, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

    Joseph Walsh

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Dafoe, especially, digs his maw deep into Eggers' stylishly, flavorfully archaic dialogue, in a performance that suggests a live-action version of the sea captain from The Simpsons.

    May 21, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    A.A. Dowd

    AV Club
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  • It's as if this footage has just been unearthed after a century mouldering in a Scandinavian documentary film archive.

    May 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It has the feel of a newly discovered artefact from FW Murnau (Nosferatu).

    May 19, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic

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