The Lighthouse

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71% Audience Score71%
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This movie can be interpreted in so many different ways. It keeps you guessing on what is really going on the whole time. It's very enticing and had fantasy, horror, and drama elements to it. To say anymore might spoil it, I highly recommend this film.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Gorgeous cinema. Powerful performances. Thin story.
  • 1 of 5 stars
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    Just a really boring and unpleasant experience overall. There's a lot that can be praised from a technical standpoint like the performances and cinematography, but there's just nothing in the film to make me care about what's happening on screen. If you're the kind of person who gets some kind of thrill out of over-analyzing metaphorical imagery and ambiguous storytelling then you'll probably think it's one of the best films you've ever seen. Everyone else should steer clear of this pretentious arthouse nonsense.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    This movie is an artsy drama that lets the audience go a bit mad along with the characters. It's surprisingly funny in quite a few places, made all the more unusual by using it neither as bathos nor as a jarring juxtaposition. The dialogue may seem unusual at first, but the filmmakers have taken great lengths to replicate authentic antiquated verbiage and it lends a lot to the overall feel of the performances. Above all this film is atmospheric and it encases the story in its claustrophobic isolation. It's an excellent, strange, sometimes harsh curiositie with enough ambiguities to keep the audience thinking long after leaving the theater. Content warning: masturbation, brief female nudity Closest comparison: It feels like M (1931), but written by H.P. Lovecraft and directed by Wes Anderson. Setting: Nautical Thriller Plot: Decent into Madness Tone: Stage Drama
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    THE LIGHTHOUSE is hypnotizing, mesmirizing, and both hilarious and terrifying at the same time. Robert Pattinson is great as always but William Dafoe is the true standout, and he gives the performance of the year. Lovecraftian at heart, the movie throws in a dash of Greek mythology to create the most unsettling film of 2019. 5/5, A+.
  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    The worst movie I have ever seen. Everything about it was awful. The stupid little box in was shown in cutting out huge parts of the screen in either side. The annoying foghorn. The dark colour making it almost impossible to see what was going on. The terrible acting. And most of all the absolute dog shit story in which nothing happens
  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    Budget like film black and white two actors bad plot to much violence and nastiness even for adults.The movie was boring and made you feel depressed after watching it.There was hardly any change of scenery.Reminded me of some movie someone would make in their backyard.
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    worst movie ever. Do not waste your time or money.
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    It started out really slow. But I’d heard that it picks up after the younger guy is told they’ve been on the island longer than he realizes. That took an hour into a two-hour movie. Then the male masterbation scenes started. We walked out at about 1hr 10mins. Should have asked for my money back, but I just wanted to get out of there.
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    The constant sound of waves, wind and rain and the black and white bleek movie format left me with motion sickness. Not a pleasant movie or story.