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The Lobster Reviews

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May 3, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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 9, 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
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 7, 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 27, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.8/5
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 22, 2018
"The Lobster" is a film that may confuse as much as it may delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 6, 2018
Brutal and hilarious, with satire so sharp it could cut your wrists.
July 27, 2018
Yorgos Lanthimos, who directed as well as co-wrote the script with Efthymis Filippou, wisely has chosen to really make the film hit home in a way that seems all too possible by setting it in a world virtually indistinguishable... from the one we live in.
March 28, 2018
It is quite a miracle Lanthimos got this film to work. Not because of how leftfield it is, but because of the amount of international input that excels in it.
January 25, 2018
Greek director/co-writer Yorgos Lanthimos designs a distinctive dystopian world and questions the idea of typical relationships and how couples connect at a surface level.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 3, 2017
The Lobster amounts to razor-sharp satire blasting away at the societal norms and constructs of relationships, but a shame that it decides to ditch its hotel setting full of intrigue
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2017
I love it, I can't guarantee you will all love it, too, but if you're open to trying a different flavor, The Lobster is definitely worth a shot.
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