The Lobster Reviews

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June 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.
March 11, 2020
The Lobster is like nothing you have ever seen before. I predict that your response will be an intense one.
February 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.
February 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.
January 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.
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).
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