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.
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.
Three superb performances by the leading ladies! Viscous script that highlights the comedy without dulling the pathos .
The most depressing, vile movie I’ve seen in many years. The worst since Caligula.
I almost left half way through
Strangest and most perverted movie. Don't waste your time or money. Emma Stone what were you thinking
Thought it was boring and degrading to all the characters. Nothing redeeming about it.
Very bizarre ending!
Boring waist of time
The worst movie I have seen in years.
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.
The best of 2018
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.
You won’t like any of characters. Or care.
some nice moments, but it didn't quite come together....
Better suited as an episode of a prestige historical drama than a full length feature film.
A few fun moments but not enough
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!!
Absolutely breathtaking this is unique
This is less Lanthimos’ film than it is Colman, Stone, and Weisz’s. The Favourite is mostly an excuse to watch these three attempt to one-up each other.
[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.