The Lighthouse Reviews

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  • Jan 19, 2020

    This movie is Masterpiece that, In a fair world, would win virtually every applicable Oscar. Visually Stunning, amazing performances, and on point in virtually every way.

    This movie is Masterpiece that, In a fair world, would win virtually every applicable Oscar. Visually Stunning, amazing performances, and on point in virtually every way.

  • Tori
    Dec 15, 2019

    One of the most gorgeously shot films in recent memory. Cannot more highly recommend for fans of cinema which is in itself a master class in scene composition. A second viewing was necessary in order to really evaluate the acting - which was superb.

    One of the most gorgeously shot films in recent memory. Cannot more highly recommend for fans of cinema which is in itself a master class in scene composition. A second viewing was necessary in order to really evaluate the acting - which was superb.

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    Matthew S Super Reviewer
    Dec 01, 2019

    The Lighthouse is an atmospherically brilliant puzzle of a film - with stunning black and white cinematography, haunting visuals, and a foreboding score. Taking many cues from The Shining, it's successful as a chilling (even terrifying) exercise in semi-horror (with enough humor to balance out the darkness), even if not all of its provocative symbols and events fall into place. You may leave the theater scratching your head, but you will be satisfied by what you saw. The film will stick with you after - as you try to unpack its strangeness.

    The Lighthouse is an atmospherically brilliant puzzle of a film - with stunning black and white cinematography, haunting visuals, and a foreboding score. Taking many cues from The Shining, it's successful as a chilling (even terrifying) exercise in semi-horror (with enough humor to balance out the darkness), even if not all of its provocative symbols and events fall into place. You may leave the theater scratching your head, but you will be satisfied by what you saw. The film will stick with you after - as you try to unpack its strangeness.

  • Nov 30, 2019

    You ever have a hard time forming even the most basic opinion of a film because you're stuck discerning what exactly it was trying to tell you? It was far more clear-cut a deduction with Robert Eggers' previous film The Witch, but The Lighthouse has left me pondering character motivations, supernatural themes, and even stuff as fundamental as the very timeline of the movie. In any case, Pattinson and Dafoe turn in some frightening performances, the imagery, well, does its job, and the story, at its barest, ingrains the notion of being nice to seagulls. Please, don't piss off the seagulls.

    You ever have a hard time forming even the most basic opinion of a film because you're stuck discerning what exactly it was trying to tell you? It was far more clear-cut a deduction with Robert Eggers' previous film The Witch, but The Lighthouse has left me pondering character motivations, supernatural themes, and even stuff as fundamental as the very timeline of the movie. In any case, Pattinson and Dafoe turn in some frightening performances, the imagery, well, does its job, and the story, at its barest, ingrains the notion of being nice to seagulls. Please, don't piss off the seagulls.

  • chandra i
    Nov 28, 2019

    Beautiful and wild. I laughed until I cried. Would buy this movie to have it always.

    Beautiful and wild. I laughed until I cried. Would buy this movie to have it always.

  • john
    Nov 27, 2019

    It’s a crazy movie and you won’t get closure from it at all. It will stay with you for a long time. The cinematography is insane and it’s more effective n a big screen. If you really Willem Defoe then you have to see it

    It’s a crazy movie and you won’t get closure from it at all. It will stay with you for a long time. The cinematography is insane and it’s more effective n a big screen. If you really Willem Defoe then you have to see it

  • Hilary J
    Nov 24, 2019

    What did I just watch? Bad doesn’t even begin to describe this film. William Defoe’s character came right off the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Kept waiting to experience Rotten Tomatoes 92%. Huge disappointment.

    What did I just watch? Bad doesn’t even begin to describe this film. William Defoe’s character came right off the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Kept waiting to experience Rotten Tomatoes 92%. Huge disappointment.

  • Michael R
    Nov 21, 2019

    Great acting, super cool cinematography. Good movie to see in a theater.

    Great acting, super cool cinematography. Good movie to see in a theater.

  • Kasey F
    Nov 20, 2019

    No narrative to draw you in, no characters to get behind or even remotely sympathize with, no journey to go on. Such a massive disappointment after the enthralling “The Witch”.

    No narrative to draw you in, no characters to get behind or even remotely sympathize with, no journey to go on. Such a massive disappointment after the enthralling “The Witch”.

  • Joel M. Scinta
    Nov 19, 2019

    This movie can be interpreted in so many different ways. It keeps you guessing on what is really going on the whole time. It's very enticing and had fantasy, horror, and drama elements to it. To say anymore might spoil it, I highly recommend this film.

    This movie can be interpreted in so many different ways. It keeps you guessing on what is really going on the whole time. It's very enticing and had fantasy, horror, and drama elements to it. To say anymore might spoil it, I highly recommend this film.