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The Lighthouse (2019)

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Critic Consensus: 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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From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

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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.

February 5, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Lighthouse is a pressure-cooker.

January 31, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

January 29, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Eggers masters the dangerous mix of horror and comedy.

January 29, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The actors play it big and bold in a visually striking, black and white horror show.

October 25, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

October 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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