The Lighthouse

critic Reviews

91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score91%
  • 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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    Ian SandwellDigital Spy
    A dizzying blend of horror, dark comedy, tense psychological drama and fantasy that will keep you captivated.
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    Jorge Ignacio CastilloPlanet S Magazine
    The mental deterioration of Wake and Winslow is impeccably executed, but the characters are so hard to stomach it's hard to care.
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    Kong RithdeeBangkok Post
    Unlikely as it seems, Dafoe and Pattinson have given us one of the oddest, craziest and tenderest on-screen couples of the year.
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    Rob GonsalveseFilmCritic.com
    The Lighthouse has echoes of Melville and Lovecraft as well as Coleridge and Greek mythology, all stirred together in a psychedelic stew, or a cup of turpentine and honey. The honey is the film's sumptuous aesthetic.
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    Mina TaklaAwardsWatch
    Ephraim Winslow (a never better Robert Pattinson) is a young man who takes a job as an assistant to an old lighthouse keeper, Thomas Wake (a haunting Willem Dafoe).
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    Mikel ZorrillaEspinof
    An oppressive and fascinating maritime film. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Jorge LoserEspinof
    A beautiful extravagance that's weighed down by its excess. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    A muddy, murky mess of a movie. I almost went crazy trying to figure out if the characters were crazy. Still Willem Dafoe can do no wrong when it comes to acting.
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    Fausto PonceProceso
    The Lighthouse is an exceptional film that requires patience and openness from the conventional viewer. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Jaime Fa de LucasCulturamas
    As he demonstrated in The Witch, [Robert] Eggers is a very talented director. [Full review in Spanish]
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