Phantom Thread

130 mins
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Director Paul Thomas Anderson and star Daniel Day-Lewis reteam, after 2007's brilliant There Will Be Blood, for this Best Picture... More

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Phantom Thread | Ratings & Reviews

"Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest explores his usual preoccupations - unconventional families, toxic father figures, cloistered creators - and has received the usual nominations for awards it won’t win. But it’s a much chillier proposition than the likes of Boogie Nights, Magnolia or There Will Be Blood."

Flicks, Matt GlasbyFlicks

"We're not so much watching Woodcock the rarefied designer as Day-Lewis the rarefied actor, his immersion so uncanny that he can illuminate a soul at once titanic and stunted."


""Phantom Thread" is seductive and absorbing, but it's also emotionally remote."


"Even though the tone here is impeccable as a Max Ophüls classic or high-period Bertolucci, you really have to go to something subversive like The War of the Roses to get a hint of the comic blackness."

Time OutTime Out

"There is such pure delicious pleasure in this film, in its strangeness, its vehemence, its flourishes of absurdity, carried off with superb elegance."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"This is odd territory for Anderson, in one sense. It's a sort of chamber piece, while he has made his name with great ensemble casts and epic stories, but he's still looking for the epic."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"An impossible love affair rendered in impeccable detail, "Phantom Thread" beguiles as it confounds while articulating a universal truth: Nobody can possibly fathom the inner workings of other people's relationships."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day Lewis, both in peak form, use the fashion world to tackle the agony and euphoria of creation. Taking full measure of Phantom Thread may require more than one viewing. Our advice for now: just sit back and behold."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"By a sliver of a hair, Krieps is more impressive than Day-Lewis, more beguiling and, by the end of this entrancing picture, more terrifying."

New Zealand ListenerNew Zealand Listener

"While there is precious little overt "drama" per se, before you know it you've become happily ensconced in a peculiar world you've never visited or even imagined before."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Like a meticulously crafted dress, it may not move or breathe, but we still marvel at its exquisite craft and stunning design."


Phantom Thread | Details

Award winner
Best Costuming, Academy Awards 2018
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