The Lighthouse Reviews

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November 12, 2019
One of the year's best films. Surreal, powerfully acted, and proves that Robert Eggers is one of the premiere arthouse horror directors working today.
November 11, 2019
The Lighthouse is a fascinating work... a risky and unconventional project. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 11, 2019
Eggers assembles a legitimate, weirdly fascinating pitch-dark horror picture that spirals beyond human comprehension.
November 10, 2019
As much as "The Lighthouse" gets cinematically right, there's at least one thing that it gets wrong: it certainly isn't accessible.
November 10, 2019
A black-and-white mood piece in which two men frequently talk while sitting at the dinner table. That might make this sound like My Dinner with Andre, except that art-house hit inexplicably didn't make room for a mermaid in its tale.
November 9, 2019
A total exercise in style, brought to glorious excess by showy performances and visual gimmicks right out of an ambitious nightmare.
November 8, 2019
The Lighthouse is a movie you can either dissect to find meaning or bathe in the atmosphere. I can't say you'll enjoy it, but you should appreciate it.
November 8, 2019
You go into "The Lighthouse" not knowing what to expect, with (director Robert) Eggers heightening that feeling by playing off your anticipation of what you think lies ahead.
November 8, 2019
Like The Witch, it is bleakly realistic with mythical or supernatural overtones, but both aspects are heightened, the real elements darker, and the mystical or imaginary aspects expanded and laid out in shocking and unexpected ways.
November 7, 2019
The Lighthouse isn't a film you can digest right away; it's a movie to talk about later, and enjoy, or shrink from, at your leisure.
November 7, 2019
With Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, Eggers' intransigent vision is backed by two fabulous actors whose interaction adds to the threatening and desperate atmosphere of the film. [Full review in Spanish]
November 6, 2019
The Lighthouse doesn't have much of a plot beyond "Things are bad and getting worse." But the conflict between the principals keeps us engaged, aided by their florid dialogue.
November 6, 2019
A bold, risk-taking work from a true cinematic visionary.
November 5, 2019
The unrelenting soundscape does terrific work in creating space for the rest of the film to work its hallucinatory magic.
November 4, 2019
A turgid, miserable, homoerotic dirge...
November 2, 2019
Like Pattinson's Ephraim, The Lighthouse is weird, complex, testing... and soulless.
November 2, 2019
True folklore.
November 1, 2019
It doesn't have the succinct terrors of his first film but it offers much of the same kind of unsettling tropes, set against an even more pitiless locale.
November 1, 2019
An artful fever dream of drunken confessions, delirious hallucinations, mermaid sex and farts.
November 1, 2019
[A] startling, darkly funny maritime nightmare.
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