The Lobster Reviews

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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.
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.
May 1, 2018
Yorgos Lanthimos's new film is vague and complicated, putting its international all-star cast in situations that portend great metaphoric meaning but end up comparing nosebleeds with blindness.
April 18, 2018
The final result is a predictably off-kilter endeavor from an unapologetically avant-garde filmmaker...
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 26, 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.
December 4, 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
November 13, 2017
The trouble lies in the film's noncommittal tone, which too often deviates from Lanthimos' reliable deadpan. Set against the earlier films' prickliness, The Lobster seems oddly ingratiating.
October 26, 2017
The Lobster is well-acted and its weird internal logic scrupulously maintained, but as the second half dragged endlessly on, I found its point as elusive as its ending.
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.
September 27, 2017
While the first half is full of flavour, the second is unappetisingly bland.
September 12, 2017
In The Lobster, the bottom-line examination of love gets dressed up and framed in curious ways.
August 29, 2017
As the architect David, Colin Farrell gives an unexpectedly restrained, brilliantly undemonstrative performance. Supporting actors are also remarkable: Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman and Léa Seydoux.
August 22, 2017
[The Lobster] captures what it feels like to be single.
August 16, 2017
The Lobster seem funny. But that feeling fades, leaving us with a sense of fatalism but without a larger sense of actual meaning.
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