The Lighthouse

Release Date: October 18th, 2019

R |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Robert Pattinson , Willem Dafoe

Director: Robert Eggers

Genres: Drama , Fantasy , Horror , Mystery

Production Co: A24,New Regency Pictures,RT Features

Distributors: A24

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Based on real-life events, The Lighthouse depicts its dramatic situations in credible and compelling fashion. But its single, cramped setting and leisurely pacing could definitely tax the patience of horror fans looking for a more visceral, scare-laden experience. show more

  • 50
    Film Threat

    The Lighthouse doesn’t shed anything new on the pressure cooker, psychological drama, but it is a pleasure to see Crow’s talents continuing to evolve from Demon Bridge to now. show more

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The high production values, excellent acting, and strong writing make this a cut above what is often accorded this sort of release pattern. For those intrigued by the material, it’s worth seeking out. show more

  • 90
    Lee MarshallScreen International

    The Lighthouse provides a marvellous chamber-drama platform for two actors, Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe, who seize the opportunity with gusto. show more

  • 80
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The movie delivers its share of shudders, along with fabulous arias of anger, wrath and disgust from both actors as the power dynamic bounces back and forth. show more

  • 60
    Richard LawsonVanity Fair

    There needn’t be some deeper theme or intent behind a movie like this, but The Lighthouse is an awfully trying experience to end with such a sneering shrug of the shoulders. I couldn’t shake the feeling that The Lighthouse is simply an exercise, an overeager writing class project from a guy who’s just read Sartre, Beckett, and, I dunno, Stephen King. show more

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