Reviews

Aug 18, 2021
The defining sensation is that of watching your favorite football team run up the score on an inferior opponent and then letting the game slip away during the second half, requiring a field goal in the closing seconds to escape with the victory.
Jun 25, 2021
Unique and refreshingly original both in concept and style.
Apr 22, 2021
Colin Farrell is paunchy and hilarious in a surreal, unpredictable comedy...
Feb 14, 2021
Characters in the film still abide by the social conventions, but their desire to be with someone and not be lonely is stronger than anything. It's the most romantic movie I've seen in a while.
Feb 11, 2021
Lanthimos has become one of Greece's most internationally prominent directors. It is revealing that he has no comment to make about the ongoing crisis in Greece except in regard to the financial difficulties it has caused filmmakers like himself.
Dec 5, 2020
The humor remains strong, but the narrative turns cryptic, which might disconcert even those audiences looking for a bitter, deadpan experiment in metaphorical erraticism.
Oct 19, 2020
Lanthimos's first English-language film combines mischievous satire with the perverse logic of dreams to create a compellingly bizarre, decidedly off-kilter comedy.
Sep 30, 2020
Reformulating the concept of arranged marriage for his own demented purposes, Lanthimos' The Lobster should ensure a healthy interest for the innovative director abroad.
Jul 24, 2020
Amid all the chilling images of high-concept cruelty, the Greek auteur reveals the self-inflicted shackles that hold us back from finding real happiness.
Jun 26, 2020
The Lobster has those weird and interesting ideas that come out of Yorgos Lanthimos's mind when he examines the human condition in a very abstract way, but I find it a bit predictable. [Full review in Spanish]
May 4, 2020
It just kind of fell apart for me.
May 4, 2020
I was bored for a large part of it and I didn't like it.
Mar 11, 2020
The Lobster is like nothing you have ever seen before. I predict that your response will be an intense one.
Feb 13, 2020
The Lobster is different. It's aggressively unlike the regular Friday night at the movies, and that's a good thing. It's a film that's daring and wildly inventive.
Feb 4, 2020
The Lobster is a very strange film to find in multiplexes. It's a mark of the persuasive power of Lanthimos's idiosyncrasies that they survive the transition.
Jan 14, 2020
The Lobster is that rare idiosyncratic film that remains emotionally accessible, largely thanks to a carefully honed lead performance by Farrell and some timely help from John C. Reilly.
Oct 30, 2019
A stunning story of absurdity that will have you laughing while also throwing you into an existential crisis.
Aug 6, 2019
The Lobster is a film that fits this "genre" of features that are considered must-see because they offer some highly appreciated artistic elements but are equivalently branded "hard to watch" for one reason or another.
Aug 2, 2019
The Lobster is a world bleached of color and individuality.
Jul 17, 2019
While it's a real blast to watch Lanthimos cleave the head from the romcom genre and roast it on a spit, the more The Lobster dwells on the harsh truths behind the struggle for companionship, the harder it becomes to watch.