The Lighthouse

critic Reviews

90% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score90%
  • 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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    Andrew F. PeirceThe Curb
    ...this is the cinematic equivalent of that seal throwing an octopus at a kayaker. I am the kayaker, the octopus is The Lighthouse, and Robert Eggers is the seal throwing it in my face saying, 'here, take this and enjoy it, you heathen'.
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    Karl DelossantosSmash Cut Reviews
    Robert Eggers throws you headfirst into the deep end of the late 19th century with every period detail (and fart) intact.
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    John SerbaDecider
    By the grace of Neptune, The Lighthouse is a must-see.
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    Wesley LovellCinema Sight
    One of the biggest stumbling blocks to appreciating this film is its constant attempts to defy expectations and avoid definitions.
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