The Lighthouse - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lighthouse Reviews

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October 21, 2019
Striking as Ephraim's epic battle with a seagull and his various hallucinatory visions may be, a handful of haunting sights aren't enough to make a successful film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 25, 2019
A mesmerizing visual feast...and a rudderless waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 7, 2019
The Lighthouse pales in comparison to Eggers previous film The Witch, keeping his audience anticipating some climax than never arrives.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 16, 2020
A beautiful extravagance that's weighed down by its excess. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 16, 2019
There is not enough compelling story, mystery, or perversion to fill or overwhelm this eerie environment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2019
The Lighthouse Shines Brightly into a Narrative Void.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 6, 2019
An intriguing premise and stellar performances by the two actors are the shining lights of the film, but it tends to deviate too much to pay off in the end.
September 24, 2019
While THE LIGHTHOUSE is full of atmosphere, Robert Eggers fails to fill that atmosphere with a compelling story.
Full Review | Original Score: 6 out of 10
October 20, 2019
Eggers's madness has too little method behind it; it might captivate some purely for its weirdness, but it stands little chance of standing the test of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 28, 2019
The end result leaves more doubts than truth. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 17, 2019
...mood and brood and it is not enough to prevent The Lighthouse from disappearing in the fog.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 9, 2019
While there are suggestive images and funny moments of macabre hallucination, the subject becomes tiresome. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 23, 2019
Pattison and Dafoe provide moments of unhinged chemistry... Yet, it's Eggers' film that feels self-satisfying to a fault.
October 23, 2019
Picturesque but tiresome.
November 2, 2019
Like Pattinson's Ephraim, The Lighthouse is weird, complex, testing... and soulless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 18, 2019
An immaculately curated film, but that's not quite the same thing as the inexact science of direction, and the result is a movie too overwrought and worried-over to convey the sense of either loneliness or claustrophobia that it strains toward.
November 4, 2019
A turgid, miserable, homoerotic dirge...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
October 15, 2019
"The Lighthouse" has only enough story to fill a 25-minute "Zone" episode, and that's including next week's coming attractions and two obligatory and very-welcome monologues by Rod Serling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 13, 2020
A muddy, murky mess of a movie. I almost went crazy trying to figure out if the characters were crazy. Still Willem Dafoe can do no wrong when it comes to acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 16, 2019
This at first fascinating and never less than bonkers movie is eventually sunk by its own theological overreach.
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