The Lighthouse (2019)

The Lighthouse (2019)

COMING SOON TO CINEMAS20 February 2020
The Lighthouse (2019)

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson are two New England lighthouse keepers who slowly descend into madness in this psychological thriller from Robert Eggers (The Witch).

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize (Eggers), 2019 Cannes Film Festival
2019Rating: R16, Violence, animal cruelty, sex scenes & content may disturb110 minsUSA, Canada
Horror
88%
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Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

The location atmosphere is thick, anxious, pregnant with foreboding. The ocean undulates in the distance, threatening to devour the protagonists whole like some abyssal Lovecraftian gut. The stench of flatulence and boozy bodily fluid fill every damp crevasse of their creaky quarters. As the clockwork drudgery grows increasingly absurd in its endlessness, the glowing, omniscient lamp they’re toiling to keep running becomes an inexplicable vortex of arcane mystery, enchantment and discontent.

4.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

There’s little suspense in any of it – partly because the outcome is inevitable. What’s more, neither man has managed to generate much sympathy, so it doesn’t qualify as tragedy. There is no fall from grace because there has never been much grace to lose. It’s all academic.

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Eggers meticulously sets the scene, adds texture and builds tension and mystery from men locked in battle and sometimes in embrace.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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"The Lighthouse" may be a little too in love with its own virtuosity, but who can blame it? At a time when American movies are overrun with shopworn visions, its madness is a balm and a beacon.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

If you’re up for some weird, dense, symbolist gear, then The Lighthouse might just be the beacon in the darkness you’ve been searching for.

0
Total Film

Total Film

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Peerless filmmaking from a director who's emerging as one of contemporary horror's true greats.

4
Time Out

Time Out

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It leaves you dazed, terrified and elated, and it signals Eggers as one of the most exciting directors working today.

5.0
4
The Times

The Times

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It has the feel of a newly discovered artefact from FW Murnau (Nosferatu).

4.0
1
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

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It's as if this footage has just been unearthed after a century mouldering in a Scandinavian documentary film archive.

2
Collider

Collider

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There are moments where Pattinson is so transformative it's jarring. You simply never thought he had it in him.

3
Flicks

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

The location atmosphere is thick, anxious, pregnant with foreboding. The ocean undulates in the distance, threatening to devour the protagonists whole like some abyssal Lovecraftian gut. The stench of flatulence and boozy bodily fluid fill every damp crevasse of their creaky quarters. As the clockwork drudgery grows increasingly absurd in its endlessness, the glowing, omniscient lamp they’re toiling to keep running becomes an inexplicable vortex of arcane mystery, enchantment and discontent.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

There’s little suspense in any of it – partly because the outcome is inevitable. What’s more, neither man has managed to generate much sympathy, so it doesn’t qualify as tragedy. There is no fall from grace because there has never been much grace to lose. It’s all academic.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Eggers meticulously sets the scene, adds texture and builds tension and mystery from men locked in battle and sometimes in embrace.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"The Lighthouse" may be a little too in love with its own virtuosity, but who can blame it? At a time when American movies are overrun with shopworn visions, its madness is a balm and a beacon.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

If you’re up for some weird, dense, symbolist gear, then The Lighthouse might just be the beacon in the darkness you’ve been searching for.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Peerless filmmaking from a director who's emerging as one of contemporary horror's true greats.

4
Time Out

Time Out

press

It leaves you dazed, terrified and elated, and it signals Eggers as one of the most exciting directors working today.

5.0
4
The Times

The Times

press

It has the feel of a newly discovered artefact from FW Murnau (Nosferatu).

4.0
1
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

It's as if this footage has just been unearthed after a century mouldering in a Scandinavian documentary film archive.

2
Collider

Collider

press

There are moments where Pattinson is so transformative it's jarring. You simply never thought he had it in him.

3

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