The Lighthouse

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71% Audience Score71%
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    The best Lovecraftian horror Movie I've ever seen
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    It was fine. The actors, visuals and sounds were great; but the story and symbolism wasn't extraordinary. Entertaining enough and gives you a lot of "wtf" moments for a medium rating. It just needed something more.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    Beautiful, exquisite, hilarious and daunting at the same time. Pattinson and Defoe are a match made in heaven (or sea).
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    It blew my mind. Absolutely recommend watching
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This is a movie unlike you've ever seen. Rob Eggers managed to recreate the eerie atmosphere of the VVitch, and expand on it. The lighthouse is unsettling, beautiful, theatrical and visceral. I could feel the salty water on my face and the dirt in my mouth. I squirmed as Dafoe delivered his curse and felt as if it was directed at me. The imagery of this movie is complicated, and there isn't a simple explanation or take-away. It leaves the viewer with more questions than you come in with. Pattinson and Dafoe deliver powerful performances and just two people on screen throughout the entire movie, it really seems like a theater play. It's not an easy movie to watch, but those who leave their expectation at the door and immerse themselves on the island, will not be disappointed.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Willam Defoe was masterful.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Perhaps the best movie ever made.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    What makes this movie are the very strong performances from both Pattinson & Dafoe and also the constant sense of dread & tension through out the movie. I liked that this was more of an unconventional type of horror movie.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    The Lighthouse is an atmospherically brilliant puzzle of a film - with stunning black and white cinematography, haunting visuals, and a foreboding score. Taking many cues from The Shining, it's successful as a chilling (even terrifying) exercise in semi-horror (with enough humor to balance out the darkness), even if not all of its provocative symbols and events fall into place. You may leave the theater scratching your head, but you will be satisfied by what you saw. The film will stick with you after - as you try to unpack its strangeness.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    For me personally, The Lighthouse ended up being less than the sum of its parts, although the individual parts are admittedly impressive.