The Lighthouse

critic Reviews

92% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score92%
  • 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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    EJ MorenoFlickering Myth
    An engrossing and bizarre experience from Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse is one of the best films in the last decade. This must be seen to be believed.
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    Carla RenataThe Curvy Film Critic
    Robert Eggers delivers a hypnotic, horror-thriller with masterful performances from Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as lighthouse attendance descending into madness. Eggers uses Gorgeous cinematography of surrounding sea as third silent character.
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    Pete HammondDeadline Hollywood Daily
    Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson act up a storm in a wild descent into madness. Thank god for Black and White movies.
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    Nathanael HoodThe Young Folks
    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.
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    Kate SánchezBut Why Tho? A Geek Community
    ..."The Lighthouse" is a film that shows Eggers' technical strength perfectly, even if it loses its characters in it.
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    Dennis SchwartzOzus' World Movie Reviews
    Mesmerizing, intense and disturbing arthouse psychological black and white horror pic.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    Eggers' moody, esoteric descent into madness is a showcase for two gifted actors at the height of their powers.
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    Alison WillmoreNew York Magazine/Vulture
    The Lighthouse is such an effective exercise in projecting claustrophobia, in both a physical and psychological sense, that it'd be unbearable to watch if it weren't so funny.
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    Nick PinkertonArtforum
    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.
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    Kristy PuchkoRiot Material
    As striking as the performances within The Lighthouse are, Egger's technique is even more astounding as he musters an atmosphere that sucks audiences into the muck and madness of his movie.
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