The Lighthouse Reviews

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December 11, 2019
The Lighthouse can be enjoyed on dual levels - as a thickly atmospheric exercise in psychological terror, or as a compendium of seafaring legends, jokes and clichés.
December 11, 2019
... refusal to commit to any revealing detail undoes the goodwill, leaving a thick atmosphere without tangible meaning while blaming "madness" for lacking cohesion.
December 5, 2019
This movie will mess...you...up.
December 4, 2019
The cast is fantastic.
December 4, 2019
fascinating and perverse and never boring, but it's not really compelling either because it remains abstract and theoretical and too obviously staged.
November 23, 2019
'The Lighthouse' will challenge, delight art-house fans.
November 23, 2019
The story gets downright insane. To call The Lighthouse bonkers would be an understatement, and Eggers thrives on the disorientation.
November 13, 2019
Like many others, I am fascinated by lighthouses and their construction, especially those equipped with large Fresnel lenses which are things of beauty. This movie kind of spoiled all that for me. It is a boring and unpleasant movie to sit through.
November 12, 2019
By the time we come to the end of this 110-minute journey, like the film's protagonists, the audience feels like it has ascended from some sort of cinema hell.
November 12, 2019
One of the year's best films. Surreal, powerfully acted, and proves that Robert Eggers is one of the premiere arthouse horror directors working today.
November 11, 2019
The Lighthouse is a fascinating work... a risky and unconventional project. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 11, 2019
Eggers assembles a legitimate, weirdly fascinating pitch-dark horror picture that spirals beyond human comprehension.
November 10, 2019
As much as "The Lighthouse" gets cinematically right, there's at least one thing that it gets wrong: it certainly isn't accessible.
November 10, 2019
A black-and-white mood piece in which two men frequently talk while sitting at the dinner table. That might make this sound like My Dinner with Andre, except that art-house hit inexplicably didn't make room for a mermaid in its tale.
November 9, 2019
A total exercise in style, brought to glorious excess by showy performances and visual gimmicks right out of an ambitious nightmare.
November 8, 2019
The Lighthouse is a movie you can either dissect to find meaning or bathe in the atmosphere. I can't say you'll enjoy it, but you should appreciate it.
November 8, 2019
You go into "The Lighthouse" not knowing what to expect, with (director Robert) Eggers heightening that feeling by playing off your anticipation of what you think lies ahead.
November 8, 2019
Like The Witch, it is bleakly realistic with mythical or supernatural overtones, but both aspects are heightened, the real elements darker, and the mystical or imaginary aspects expanded and laid out in shocking and unexpected ways.
November 7, 2019
The Lighthouse isn't a film you can digest right away; it's a movie to talk about later, and enjoy, or shrink from, at your leisure.
November 7, 2019
With Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, Eggers' intransigent vision is backed by two fabulous actors whose interaction adds to the threatening and desperate atmosphere of the film. [Full review in Spanish]
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