Atom User Reviews for The Favourite

3.9 out of 5
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#notmyfave
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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.

FK
Francesca K
#girlsnight
#intense
#leavekidsathome
#indiehit
#bizarre
#terrifying
#awardbuzz

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.

JN
Joel N
#surprising
#original
#clever
#awardbuzz
#great

It was great until the last 15 mins. The movie was very surpsrising. - I liked it a lot.

SS
Sinemia S
#greatcast
#smart
#clever
#awardbuzz

Three superb performances by the leading ladies! Viscous script that highlights the comedy without dulling the pathos .

SA
stephen A
#bizarre

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.

KC
Katie C

The most depressing, vile movie I’ve seen in many years. The worst since Caligula.

GB
Gerry B
#didntcareaboutcharacters
#notmyfave
#boring
#slow

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.

PG
P G

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.

PH
Phillip H

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.

TO
Ted O
#costumes
#intense
#bizarre
#leavekidsathome
#justokay
#greatvisualfx

Very bizarre ending!

KK
Kaminsky K
#disgusting

Strangest and most perverted movie. Don't waste your time or money. Emma Stone what were you thinking

DB
Dianne B
#leavekidsathome
#horrible

The worst movie I have seen in years.

CM
Connie M

Thought it was boring and degrading to all the characters. Nothing redeeming about it.

KM
Karon M
#costumes
#snoozefest
#bizarre
#terrifying
#terrible
#boring
#slow

Boring waist of time

VB
vera B
#boring

I almost left half way through

TG
Travis G
KB
Kevin B
#surprising
#clever
#original
#awardbuzz
#mustsee
#hilarious
#great
#greatcast
#smart

The best of 2018

GL
Gary L
#notquite

some nice moments, but it didn't quite come together....

JK
j K
#greatcast

You won’t like any of characters. Or care.

HF
Howard F
#fun
#surprising
#hilarious
#greatcast
#clever
#awardbuzz
#mature
#moving
#quirky
#mustsee

Great performances and witty quotable dialogue. Hilarious reactionary moments. Kept your eyes glued to the screen. Really hits. A+

BA
Benjamin A
#slow

A few fun moments but not enough

ET
Eric T
#adultsexualgialogue
#notacomedy
#notmyfave
#historicdrama

Different thaniexpected

BG
Becky G
#meh

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.

NK
nancy K
#smart

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!!

DT
Diana T
#slow

Better suited as an episode of a prestige historical drama than a full length feature film.

SS
Suzanne S
#snoozefest
#boring
#leavekidsathome
#slow
RH
Ryan H
#greatcast
#original
#mustsee
#great
#awardbuzz

Absolutely breathtaking this is unique

PR
Pedro R
#greatcast
#clever
#costumes
#intense

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.

JC
James C
#awardbuzz
#mustsee
#costumes
#great

we really enjoyed this movie

GD
gina D
#nihilistic

Lacked any meaning

KH
Ken H
#notmyfave
#justokay

not a movie I'd pay to see again

RK
Ryan K
#surprising
#original
#leavekidsathome
#bizarre
#slow
#notmyfave
#justokay
#greatcast

Interesting...

SL
Sarah L
#horrible

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

JH
Joshua H
#intense
#leavekidsathome
#greatcast

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.

CS
Cheryl S
#original

A well made historical movie with themes relevant yo modern times. Great acting.

DM
Deirdre M
#greatcast
#awardbuzz
#surprising
#clever
#hilarious
#bizarre
#original
#smart
#mustsee

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.

AD
Adam D
#notmyfave

Don’t waist your money...terrible movie.

AW
Ashley W
#greatcast
#clever
#original
#hilarious
#smart
#mustsee
#witty
#costumes

visually beautiful

AD
Ariana D
#surprising
#bizarre
#notmyfave
#justokay
#predictable

Trailer had more exciting scenes. Once the scenes were added to the rest of the movie, it slowed down quite a bit!

SR
Sharlotte R
#bizarre

Not nearly as good as I thought it would be. A bit disappointed.

KM
Katy M
#witty
#clever
#original
#awardbuzz
#leavekidsathome
#indiehit
#lol
#duckracing
#hilarious
#greatcast

The duck racing made it worth any ticket price haha

LM
Lesley M
#intense
#bizarre
#creepy
#heartpounding

Extremely disturbing movie , that’s bizarre.

AK
Alex K
#slow
#costumes
#bizarre

The movie was different. In the theatre there was stunned silence. I was confused with the ending.

GP
Guyetri P
#bizarre
#superbacting
#greatcast

Weird movie with excellent acting and awesomely butch costumes by Rachel Weisz.

RC
Regina C
#bizarre
#notmyfave
#slow

Too slow, too non interesting and weird subject and ending.

SL
Sammy L
#clever
#awardbuzz
#witty
#costumes
#indiehit

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.

AD
Allison D
#original
#greatcast

Very original enjoyed the movie but hated the ending.

CF
Chantay F
#greatcast
#intense
#bizarre
#notmyfave
#gratuitouslydepressing

A gratuitous downer of a film

AB
Amy B
#surprising
#original
#witty
#bizarre
#lovestory

great movie but it felt incomplete

SB
Sean B
#clever
#original
#greatcast

Was good but I didn’t like the ending.

IB
inez B
#greatcast
#original
#smart

Weitz and Stone are great, and Colman, new to me, had an interesting role. I thought the plot could be a bit more definitive.

MN
Michael N
#greatcast
#clever
#original

very well scripted. the cast was great.

MM
Maureen M
#dontrecomme

See Mary Queen of Scots instead

DC
D C
#fascinating
#original
#smart
#surprising
#clever

Fascinating movie, strange and disappointing ending.

KK
Karen K
#clever
#hilarious
#surprising
#original
#bizarre
#witty
#indiehit

All-around interesting and entertaining.

AH
Anthony H
#greatcast
#clever
#original
#hilarious
#mustsee

Incredible acting by the three main stars!

DK
Dan K
#greatcast
#clever
#smart
#mustsee
#great
#hilarious
#witty
#leavekidsathome
#lol
#seeingitagain

This movie made me laugh out loud multiple times. Absolutely loved it. Cant wait to rewatch it.

MM
Marcella M
#whoa

Sad if any part of it is true.

JD
Jay D
#twisted

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.

JI
Jacqueline I
#hilarious
#great
#witty

Charmingly funny!

DM
Dennis M
#bizarre

Walked out... too disturbing for what was suppose to be a humorous film

JR
Jose R
#greatcast
#original
#hilarious
#great
#surprising

Interesting Movie

FC
Flavio C
#greatcast
#bizarre

good cast. Bizarre.

LE
liz E
#greatcast
#clever
#original
#hilarious
#smart

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.

JP
J P
#excellentperformances

Interesting historic piece highlighted by excellent performances by Coleman, Weisz and Stone. Slow pacing will make it less attractive to some watchers.

JR
Jeffrey R
#awardbuzz
#slow
#leavekidsathome
#smart
#clever
#greatcast

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.

SM
Shawn M
#greatcast
#hilarious
#surprising

movie was good, had funny bits

CG
Courtney G
#clever
#smart
#lol

sometimes i get sick of watching women take each other down, but i laughed the entire time

KS
Kaitlin S
#greatcast

The ending was a bit confusing? but overall an amazing performance from the female cast!!

LA
lorraine A
#greatcast
#clever
#original
#hilarious
#surprising
#mustsee

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!

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Sophie N
#surprising
#clever
#original
#mustsee
#awardbuzz
#seeingitagain
#indiehit
#<3
#greatcast
#smart

Smart. Original. Best British period piece in the last decade.

JB
Jan B
#snoozefest
#notmyfave
#boring
#greatcast

As if people needed another reason to hate Royal families. Here it is.

JF
Joseph F
#smart
#clever
#costumes

Great performances. Amazing costumes

ST
Sarah T

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"?

CW
Carol W

Not sure it was as great as an Oscar nomination would suggest

MA
Missy A

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.

EC
ERNEST C

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.

JG
Janet G

Metacritic

90
Nov 23, 2018

The comedy is elegant, frequently dark and genuinely witty. The spectacle is gorgeous.

Metacritic review by Joe Morgenstern
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
100
Aug 30, 2018

[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.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
100
Aug 30, 2018

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.

Metacritic review by Lee Marshall
Lee Marshall
Screen International