The Lighthouse Reviews

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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 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 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 4, 2019
A turgid, miserable, homoerotic dirge...
November 2, 2019
Like Pattinson's Ephraim, The Lighthouse is weird, complex, testing... and soulless.
October 25, 2019
A mesmerizing visual feast...and a rudderless waste of time.
October 25, 2019
The Lighthouse is, for better and for worse, a maddening experience, indeed.
October 23, 2019
Adrift on a cinematic sea? I pray Robert Eggers' Lighthouse doesn't become your beacon. You'll be dashed to death on the rocks of pretension.
October 23, 2019
Pattison and Dafoe provide moments of unhinged chemistry... Yet, it's Eggers' film that feels self-satisfying to a fault.
October 23, 2019
Picturesque but tiresome.
October 21, 2019
Striking as Ephraim's epic battle with a seagull and his various hallucinatory visions may be, a handful of haunting sights aren't enough to make a successful film.
October 20, 2019
Eggers's madness has too little method behind it; it might captivate some purely for its weirdness, but it stands little chance of standing the test of time.
October 19, 2019
An immaculately curated film, but that's not quite the same thing as the inexact science of direction, and the result is a movie too overwrought and worried-over to convey the sense of either loneliness or claustrophobia that it strains toward.
October 18, 2019
The Lighthouse Shines Brightly into a Narrative Void.
October 17, 2019
...mood and brood and it is not enough to prevent The Lighthouse from disappearing in the fog.
October 17, 2019
There is not enough compelling story, mystery, or perversion to fill or overwhelm this eerie environment.
October 16, 2019
This at first fascinating and never less than bonkers movie is eventually sunk by its own theological overreach.
October 15, 2019
"The Lighthouse" has only enough story to fill a 25-minute "Zone" episode, and that's including next week's coming attractions and two obligatory and very-welcome monologues by Rod Serling.
September 24, 2019
While THE LIGHTHOUSE is full of atmosphere, Robert Eggers fails to fill that atmosphere with a compelling story.
September 9, 2019
While there are suggestive images and funny moments of macabre hallucination, the subject becomes tiresome. [Full Review in Spanish]
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