The Lighthouse Reviews

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February 25, 2020
A disturbing study of traditional masculinity, a descent to madness and confusion, from the perspective of a character who can't always be trusted. [Full review in Spanish]
February 19, 2020
The Lighthouse is a horror movie done just the way I like them.
February 19, 2020
Insanity. Isolation. Weird sexual tension. Two fantastic actors. One unique filmmaker. [Full review in Spanish].
February 19, 2020
It's unsettling at times, yes, but also utterly mesmerising.
February 17, 2020
The Lighthouse is, at its squirmy core, one of the most uniquely deranged buddy movies to come out in quite some time.
February 14, 2020
The film is a head-scratching, exhilarating and just damned bonkers work that is richly singular in execution.
February 14, 2020
There's a bit of Hemingway in the way director Robert Eggers tells the tale of "The Lighthouse." From masculine relationships to the ability to weave old myths through new images, Eggers presents it all as a long-lost artifact.
February 12, 2020
It illustrates its central conflict vividly, but a clearer allegory is lost in the deep mist.
February 11, 2020
One for the ages...writer/director Robert Eggers' seductive, hallucinatory film is a brilliantly contrived cinematic tone poem...
February 11, 2020
The atmosphere is ugly, claustrophobic, hermetic, the images murky and relentless. There seems no doubt Eggers is an original and talented filmmaker, but he hasn't made it easy on the audience with this grim, forbidding movie.
February 11, 2020
The suspense and supernatural elements-especially as filmed in film-noir, 35-millimeter black-and-white-are as palpable as they are astonishing. A brilliant achievement.
February 9, 2020
A gloriously bonkers two-hander.
February 8, 2020
A mix of folklore, myth, & queer identity makes for perfectly dark fantasy crossed with horror, and the film's themes challenge 19th-century heteronormative narratives.
February 8, 2020
This is still at times pretty damn scary, but the uncanny mood keeps being dissipated by undeniable silliness and a certain fishy pretension.
February 7, 2020
Eggers can't quite unlock the revelatory moments in this meld of high symbolism and psychological inquiry... While he's made a film that is brilliant in stretches, it remains emotionally distant.
February 7, 2020
There's plenty of fun to be had here, to be sure, but at a certain point it feels insufficiently unhinged to conjure the giddy seasickness to which it strives.
February 6, 2020
Best appreciated by those who relish a cinematic challenge.
February 6, 2020
From the opening shot there's never any doubt the director is in absolute control. Not just of every scene and every moment, but of every shadow and every stream of light
February 6, 2020
Shot in stark black & white in academy ratio, director Robert Eggers has an absolute ball creating havoc for these two souls, mixing surrealism into a playfully bleak horror scenario...its claustrophobic intensity and portrayal of madness are compelling.
February 6, 2020
Wake In Fright meets Ida meets Splash.
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