Atom User Reviews for The Favourite
Basically everyone at the theater where I saw this movie had the same reaction. We didn’t know what to think of it but we didn’t like it. It was just kind of stunned silence.
You honestly never leave the atmosphere of this movie until you are dismissed. Definitely the most Award worthy film of the winter. Do not miss it.
It was great until the last 15 mins. The movie was very surpsrising. - I liked it a lot.
Three superb performances by the leading ladies! Viscous script that highlights the comedy without dulling the pathos .
Not at all what I was expecting. The acting was excellent. But otherwise, this was just a strange, kind of icky movie. A little too artsy for my tastes.
The most depressing, vile movie I’ve seen in many years. The worst since Caligula.
You never get emotionally invested in any character so you never really care what happens to them. AND it’s slow. AND very little happens. AND nobody cares.
Olivia Colman gives a powerful, fun and evolving performance. Slowly stealing the show as the film steps and stabs to its conclusion. Ending will leave some audience members craving more definition, but I found it perfectly somber. It is claustrophobic, as intended, so try to just sit back and laugh at the absurdity of the wigs and how miserable they actually are in their macabre.
Total waste of time. It ended and those of us that lasted to the end were dumbfounded. I can't believe I wasted a movie day on this.
Very bizarre ending!
Strangest and most perverted movie. Don't waste your time or money. Emma Stone what were you thinking
The worst movie I have seen in years.
Thought it was boring and degrading to all the characters. Nothing redeeming about it.
Boring waist of time
I almost left half way through
The best of 2018
some nice moments, but it didn't quite come together....
You won’t like any of characters. Or care.
Great performances and witty quotable dialogue. Hilarious reactionary moments. Kept your eyes glued to the screen. Really hits. A+
A few fun moments but not enough
long.....lots of long shots of the eyes.....weird story. acting was good but i could use those two plus hours of my life back.
The favourite is more about the writing and message than the cast. It’s smart in the slow reveal. It hit me about 3/4 through. It’s dark humor presents truth after truth. But it is a niche film. A thoughtful film not a popcorn one. Well done!!
Better suited as an episode of a prestige historical drama than a full length feature film.
Absolutely breathtaking this is unique
It was so weird in a really good way. I was totally engaged the entire film had me waiting to see what would happen next.
we really enjoyed this movie
Lacked any meaning
not a movie I'd pay to see again
worst movie we have seen in years. my wife and i left halfway thru, wondering why we didnt leave sooner!!! the previews and description couldnt be further from reality. It was the most perverse, raunchy, gross British comedy i could habe ever imagined. if i could, i woulf give zero stars
The movie story line was organize and explained the story well. I felt some parts were cruel and manipulative. All that would have been ok. But, the story just stopped. That’s it. Line they ran out of time. Really hate sucky endings.
A well made historical movie with themes relevant yo modern times. Great acting.
i watched this movie yesterday and im still thinking about it..it was jaw dropping..i laughed cried frightened..best twist and turns ever...superior acting..i did not want it to stop.
Don’t waist your money...terrible movie.
Trailer had more exciting scenes. Once the scenes were added to the rest of the movie, it slowed down quite a bit!
Not nearly as good as I thought it would be. A bit disappointed.
The duck racing made it worth any ticket price haha
Extremely disturbing movie , that’s bizarre.
The movie was different. In the theatre there was stunned silence. I was confused with the ending.
Weird movie with excellent acting and awesomely butch costumes by Rachel Weisz.
Too slow, too non interesting and weird subject and ending.
funny as long as you see the jest. devious plots to be in favor. ending was not as bizarre as quoted, but does go unexplained. decent. not for the average movie goer tho.
Very original enjoyed the movie but hated the ending.
A gratuitous downer of a film
great movie but it felt incomplete
Was good but I didn’t like the ending.
Weitz and Stone are great, and Colman, new to me, had an interesting role. I thought the plot could be a bit more definitive.
very well scripted. the cast was great.
See Mary Queen of Scots instead
Fascinating movie, strange and disappointing ending.
All-around interesting and entertaining.
Incredible acting by the three main stars!
This movie made me laugh out loud multiple times. Absolutely loved it. Cant wait to rewatch it.
Sad if any part of it is true.
This movie was way different than my husband and I expected. We love a historical or period film but this is not your typical make of that. It had a few funny moments but then it goes overboard on the R-rated bit. Had we done more reading about the type of movie it was, depicting a sick and likely mental and hopeless queen and her twisted, power-hungry attendants, we likely would have chosen another. We’re rather disappointed we saw it.
Walked out... too disturbing for what was suppose to be a humorous film
good cast. Bizarre.
A surprisingly fun and clever film, full of intrigue, comedy, witty banter, and dark drama. All of the cast have superb performances. The only downside is probably the ending, but it was a fun night at the movies.
Interesting historic piece highlighted by excellent performances by Coleman, Weisz and Stone. Slow pacing will make it less attractive to some watchers.
It was a good movie with great performances from the entire cast. Not for everyone but I enjoyed it. You’ll definitely have to be in the mood for a period film centered around a royal court and all they do to get what they want over what may be best for the queen or the country.
movie was good, had funny bits
sometimes i get sick of watching women take each other down, but i laughed the entire time
The ending was a bit confusing? but overall an amazing performance from the female cast!!
The whole movie is a treat and the cast is deliciously venomous and decadent. Rachel Weisz reigns, loves and directs the state and and the heart of the queen, she is just excellentissime. Emma Stone and Nicholas Hoult play to perfection ambition and its attributes: cruelty, treacherous intrigues, abuse and excess. All this in a ferociously funny disturbed atmosphere. But the one that dominates everything and everyone, the one who has the coronation of a game as second nature; Crazy, naive and brutal at the same time, Olivia Colman is Queen Anne. She moves us, surprises us, makes us laugh frankly at her fluttering faces or smile bitterly until the end of the film. She deserves a crown!
Smart. Original. Best British period piece in the last decade.
As if people needed another reason to hate Royal families. Here it is.
Great performances. Amazing costumes
I'd give it a big fat ZERO if I could. The worst movie I've ever seen. I wish I would have walked out; no point to the movie...just the same scenario played over and over again. can someone tell me, what was the POINT of this movie"?
Not sure it was as great as an Oscar nomination would suggest
Very colorful. The sparring women were wonderful. A lot of terrific moments. The only terrible thing was the credits which were illegible and insulting to all those who worked on the picture.
Phenomenal job on costumes and scene sets, great acting, but very strange movie about how royalty and those around them can be quite mad. The ending was very disappointing. It is doubtful I would recommend to anyone.
The comedy is elegant, frequently dark and genuinely witty. The spectacle is gorgeous.
[Yorgos Lanthimos'] fabulously entertaining tragicomedy, The Favourite, is a juicy power tangle connecting three women in the royal court of early 18th-century England, played by a divine trio who bounce off one another with obvious relish.
The Favourite is one of those rare films where the energy generated by three talents at the top of their game and the energy generated by their characters swirl and merge in a perfect storm.