The Lobster Reviews

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October 30, 2019
A stunning story of absurdity that will have you laughing while also throwing you into an existential crisis.
August 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.
August 2, 2019
The Lobster is a world bleached of color and individuality.
July 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.
May 4, 2019
The Lobster could have come off as hammy and forced, but its humour, consistent style, and subtle exposition round the film to a palatable whole.
April 11, 2019
Clever premise but frustrating execution.
April 5, 2019
The claustrophobia of these airless worlds has been at times amusing but often stifling. However, with The Lobster Lanthimos has broadened his scope and has created a marvellously bleak, bizarre comedy.
February 11, 2019
It plays on two different tones very strongly...I would recommend it to cinephiles.
January 15, 2019
It's a razor-sharp dark comedy that is sure to alienate some audience members while utterly fascinating others.
December 30, 2018
It's certainly a film worth pondering and discussing, even if its tone is unsettling. And for the record: I'd be a dolphin.
December 20, 2018
You haven't seen anything like The Lobster before. Everything you expect from your experience of watching films and reading books and from your understanding of human emotions is turned upside down with emphatic elan.
December 14, 2018
This is the kind of film that just by explaining the premise is a conversation starter to be used at your next dinner party
December 6, 2018
Not a story you should question beyond the world it has created, but that doesn't matter. Because what does happen within its confines is so weird, while at the same time so obvious, that it's compellingly gripping (until it fizzles out near the end).
November 16, 2018
The Lobster knows what it's saying and is confident in its execution.
October 18, 2018
Like all good satire, it takes what's already obvious about the world around us and just transforms it into something new.
August 28, 2018
This is a peculiar film which logically should not work, but somehow, through the uninhibited and confident ingenuity of the filmmakers, produces a remarkable impact.
August 23, 2018
Yorgos Lanthimos plays it completely straight. Deadpan, awkward delivery seals the world completely unto itself, and it's pointless to wonder why or how the world came to be like this. When a film obeys its own logic so completely, the story just works.
August 23, 2018
Despite its singular qualities and unnerving tenor, The Lobster,... fails to inspire critique beyond such surface level targets. In a world this muted and carefully subjugated, there's very little room for life's little mysteries to take root.
August 22, 2018
"The Lobster" is a film that may confuse as much as it may delight.
August 22, 2018
In terms of Lanthimos' work it's perhaps his least arresting to date, but it remains an entertaining examination of romance, loneliness and at the very least has you wondering what animal you would like to be turned into.
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