The Lighthouse

critic Reviews

, 90% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A gripping story brilliantly filmed and led by a pair of powerhouse performances, The Lighthouse further establishes Robert Eggers as a filmmaker of exceptional talent.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    American writer-director Robert Eggers excels at transporting you into the past and putting you under the skin of those you meet there. Persuading you to be glad that you came is another matter.
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    David SextonLondon Evening Standard
    The Lighthouse is a pressure-cooker.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    The longer the film goes on, the weirder it gets and the more it resembles a sitcom - The Odd Couple in sou'westers, a droll symphony of bodily functions, bubbling friction and all manner of desires that dare not speak their name.
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    Elena LazicLittle White Lies
    Eggers masters the dangerous mix of horror and comedy.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    The actors play it big and bold in a visually striking, black and white horror show.
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    Cody CorrallChicago Reader
    The visceral, disgusting, and irrefutably maddening theatrics of The Lighthouse are entrancing enough to have viewers happily giving themselves over to a beckoning siren by film's end.
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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    Easily one of 2019's most unique, original, and rewarding motion pictures.
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    Kelechi EhenuloConfessions From A Geek Mind
    If you ever had a desire to be a lighthouse keeper, I guarantee you, Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse will make you re-think that profession!
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    Stephen A. RussellThe New Daily (Australia)
    As a storm rolls in, all hell breaks loose, pitting Thomas and Ephraim against one another. The final shot is a jaw-dropper that will have you chewing over the entrails of this cracking horror movie for years to come.
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    Joanne LaurierWorld Socialist Web Site
    Eggers has, in the end, opportunistically produced a paean to present-day identity politics...
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