The Lighthouse (2019) - Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

IMDB: 7.8
Director: Robert Eggers
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe
Length: 109 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 159 out of 581 found boring (27.36%)

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The plot boring and incoherent.

Don't bother , it's boring , dull, silly.

For pretentious oddballs only.

Nope Just 2 decent actors stuck in a lighthouse boring the pants of themselves and the people unfortunate enough to be watching this Average at best

Loneliness and boredom can and will drive you crazy .

Overall, it's a bit tedious after a while, despite some compelling aspects.

The sinister sounds in some scenes were scary and amazing, it's really dark, a bit confusing at times, and weird.

Long and slow, one can imagine being one of the unfortunates in that secluded hell as the boredom piles up.

An absolute waste of time .

There is no plot here.

Tedious, with no salt .

Anything the film does with sound is breathtaking.

I wish they had more of the SIREN and explained it more in depth because I felt empty as I didn't care about either of them just because there wasn't enough explaining for why they went mad.

Really slow movie .

Unpleasant to watch, dialogue mostly incomprehensible and no plot to speak of or satisfactory ending.

Director Robert Eggers uses a simple premise to create an engrossing and memorable viewing experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

If you are in the mood for truly something different and out there, featuring stunning acting performances, I'd readily suggest you check this out, be it in the theater, on VOD, or eventually on DVD/Blu-ray, and draw your own conclusion.

Pretentious "ART" film .

This movie had me on the edge of my seat and my nails are shorter than ever!.

Things get relentlessly tiresome for about 20 minutes too long.

Simply put, these kinds of stories with one or in this case two or three actors is extremely difficult and can be incredibly boring for the patron.

It is well shot and the visuals are amusing, but the amusement runs dry an hour into the brothel of confused mermaid visuals, and then you sit there thinking "why did I waste my time on this?

Totally boring, with neither story line, nor arch.

At times it's incredibly creepy, at other points funny, always very psychological, sometimes leisurely paced and character-focused, sometimes very confusing, and every now and then relentless and tense.

This film is sometimes molasses slow and definitely not for impatient or self-indulgent viewers.

The supposed climax was unexciting and a frankly dull end to a very dull film.

It'll be exciting to watch who gets it.

Artsy Crap w/ no story .

Dafoe may never have chewed scenery so delightfully as he does here, and Pattinson starts slowly before delivering his best work - including a ferocious rant that is fascinating to watch and contrast to his character's first meal with Dafoe.

Good movie anyway, and definitely worth watching!

Well shot, over acted, confusing plot, strange ending .

Maybe I'll try again sometime but it's way to pretentious combining old formats just because you can't figure out lenses and filters for modern cinema.


Too boring and pointless.

What it is, is a suspenseful thriller of the highest level, worthy to be compared to Hitchcock caliber.

The entire film is about artsy acting, which is a terrible thing if you are not an actor, or into pretentious displays .

Miserable and boring .

This movie is so entertaining from the very first seconds to the last bit!

Waste of time .

Cinematography by Jarin Blaschke is phenomenal with great detailing in an aspect ratio fitting of the film's setting, and especially the use of pans is breathtaking.

I love the mystery surrounding it and the way the plot works, it's absolutely stunning.

But I don't believe The lighthouse was being pretentious, but really just trying to create an engaging and surrounding film that evokes feelings of anxiety, and if audiences are willing to give it a shot they definitely should, it has great performances, is visually interesting and has an ambiguous ending that would leave viewers contemplating its true meaning for years to come.

Starting with the symbolism of the one source of light in the darkness we are led to a fascinating exploration of the gifts and limitations of mortality.

For me was a waste of time

It was all so magnificently dull and devoid of life.

Entire film quite slow and full of boring overuse scene!

As written, it is an truly absurd caricature, but bless the God Poseidon, Mr. Dafoe is always entertaining and he is, once again, a riveting screen presence.

I found this to be rather a fascinating film and the best looking horror movie of the year.

Alongside the brooding intensity and psychodrama, the film moves at a click with a roll of intriguing sequences, mixing mystery and dark maritime mythology into a completely original and decisively cinematic experience.

Some of it plays out how you might expect, while some of it really doesn't, so perhaps this does keep it mysterious and unpredictable overall.

All the confusion boils down to the insane loneliness of lighthouse work, and director Robert agus clearly wants to show off his skills and show off his abilities!

Before the movie my wife and I smoked a joint in the car as we often do before an intense scary movie.

"Boring" and so forth.

The acting is what keeps the film tense even through some repetitive stretches (it could have make a fine creepy short story).

Exemplary cinematography, horrifying visuals, mind blowing sound editing(best of 2019), an old English dialect and top class acting is what makes this movie special.

Don't waste your time.

Another kill time bore fest!

Worst movie I've seen EVER .

Don't waste precious time on such a snoozefest.

Waste of time

Cinema like this is so exciting to experience.

Understand that this is a slow movie.

Many different interpretations could be drawn out from this film.

While I liked the movie for the old mythical Prometheus storyline, I did find it a little drawn out.

Given that the film takes place within weeks, the editing feels appropriately fast paced without coming off as jarring, since one never knows how long the characters have truly been on the island.

There is a reason why the theater was empty.

It dragged on, the story seemed to be all over the place because of strained and dull symbolism crammed in and the ending was just a joke.

Good actors and nice cinematography serving an empty movie.

This leads me to think one of two things has happened here: Either A- I am too stupid to understand what I saw, or B-nobody understood this movie, and didn't want to admit it, so they figured if they found it overly confusing, it must be brilliant.

It was shot perfectly, but it was drawn out and some of the things (the mermaid) didn't really make sense and seemed out of place.

The vividness of these icons are what make the film engaging enough to make theories out of, and even when they show up on screen, they can be interpreted in more ways than just one.

One of the worst films of the year I have to say that I was super bored.

Authentic and period-immersive performances, but left feeling empty .

While the film is certainly well-made and gripping, it does have some notable lapses and a few slightly galling narrative choices from time to time.

Gothic film noir or a just a bore.

The best part of this film is that whoever watches it will have a different interpretation of the story and that's what is required from an intense psychological drama.

The performances from both DeFoe but mostly Pattinson, they both were absolutely stunning!

Waste of time, waste of money.

It became tedious to watch.

Well crafted.. but bit empty with story .

There have been movies with this type of theme & line of story and theories that they get hacked in the mind of watchers but this movie isn't one of them but is trying to be & it totally is not, just bores you.

The rest however is insatiably demented and surprisingly entertaining.

Confusing dreams and half assed visions that made no sense.

This is by far 1 of the worst movies of all time.

It was so abstract it was confusing and hard to follow.

I was bored and just wanted the movie to end.


At certain points in the film, Dafoe goes on a 2 minute tirad about something and it's one steady, uncut shot of him and it's incredibly intense and terrifying.

And no I'm not talking about "toxic masculinity" or an feminist view point here at all, but it was very masculine and boring for me.

Loved the effect and Ratio ( Shot in black-and-white with a 1.19:1 aspect ratio )The Lighthouse is an atmospherically brilliant puzzle of a film - with stunning black and white cinematography, haunting visuals, and a foreboding score.

ironies or war or actual masculine psychology on its pretentious mind.

I liked the atmosphere and attention to detail for about the first 40 minutes, but this went nowhere except for some weird alone man time.

It's probably not the most welcoming film to the mainstream, but it's so powerfully dark and technically superb that I highly recommend it and would like to absorb other viewpoints.

Pointless film.

Sadly for me the story was extremely hard to follow at times, and the lighthouses secrets are never really revealed which led to the score above.

But as this non-story drags on, what worked to establish setting and tone gives way to the sensation of tedious loops.

The story of two lighthouse going insane after being secluded on an island together is really elevated by the hypnotic editing and suspenseful feeling through the entire runtime.

The Lighthouse is a visually stunning art piece.

Boring .

This was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Unless you have watched very little cinema and do not know Dreyer, you may find it fascinating.

For me the more intense the better and the film delivered just that.

Great acting but all else was confusion.

Literally pointless.

The two performers are hard working but a good movie needs more than slick acting to be enjoyable.

If you like weird and confusing movies with a lack of payoff, then this one is for you.

The tall-tale about two boring men who are set out to spend four weeks stuck together in a lighthouse.

This was (and I say this with all sincerity, and what I believe to be full command of my mental faculties) the worst movie I have ever seen.

Worth watching again and again.

That was strange yet entertaining.

Pointless, Pretentious, and Boring .

I have only walked out of 1 movie in my lifetime and I', in my late 60's.

Worst movie of movie industry ever...

The story still feels very flat and bland.

I'll spare you a lengthy boring monologue folks (unlike the film itself).....


The movie was weird and very unpredictable ill give it that, but the sound was unbearable, unnecessarly loud and 90% of the movie is about noise.

Watch it if u want to waste 2 hoursof ur life .....

It was legitimately such a uniquely entertaining horror film where so much went on on the screen and you could feel expert film-making in the subject matter and the attention to detail.

He is stunning in every aspect and virtually carries the greater weight of the film (rather literally!

Boring B & W movie with a cast of 2.

All set composition and production design of the film is great, but another highlight is the performances, Robert Patisson is very well, making a character immersed in his own environmental madness, the actor seems to suffer on screen, and even feel real pain and feelings.

This unnatural look causes an intense feeling of dread and unease in the viewer, one that is only aided by the film's audio design.

If you like pointless movies with no plot, acting with no purpose, and nonsense for a finale than this is your movie.

Intriguing story with ambitious artistic level .

THE WITCH showed the director's penchant for a noticeable lack of special effects -because a small budget- but artificiality using noisy music as a predictable resource to cover the visual weakness of the story.

Probably one of the most enjoyable experiences I have ever had in a theater.

Direction 9/10 Just like ,,The Witch'' ,,The Lighthouse'' is a very atmospheric movie which is very well paced and keeps the adrenaline up very high throughout the whole movie.

Unfortunately, similar to "The Witch", Lighthouse showcased a strong cast but confusing storyline, muddled dialogues and baffling ending.

This movie had the same winning formula of confusion, dread, and anxiety coupled with an excellent story and acting as the The Witch.

Incoherent, Pretentious, Boring, and (need I add) Pointless .

There is no plot, its in black and white, the film does not fit the whole screen.

Confusing and boring .

Words that come to mind to describe this movie: pretentious, bloated, boring, pointless, polarizing, nonsensical, grating.

But movie is confussing and slow.

Just another dull film pretending to be a masterpiece when it'a just that, a dull film

Man was I bored and disappointed.

Though some parts are slow, the overall tone of the film hit it throughout

So whether this is Gothic film noir or just a bore is really something personal you will have to decide for yourself.

Save your money .

Maybe worst movie I have ever seen.

Very boring.

For the second film directed by Robert Eggers, we have before us a jewel in the rough in a range of unparalleled genres; if he manages to maintain his consistency and hand in the creation of these fascinating films, we may have a king of terror in the years to come.


Well crafted (nice photography and music), correct cinematography and well played by Pattinson and Dafoe, but soulless, boring and repetitive.

As confusing as it is, I loved every minute.

Overall, The Lighthouse is a fantastic take on isolation with career bests from Pattinson and Dafoe along with outstanding cinematography, an intelligent script, and a jaw dropping story, and an intense musical score.

This film is one of the most intriguing things on the planet right now.

How about a little entertainment - enough with the artsy-fartsy statements of mediocrity, or the politically correct puke, and the ultra-mundane, funnel-fed, trivial, brainwashing trip down the 'accept-my-opinions' highway to stupidity.

No story no message, nothing!

Having said that, I do not recommend this movie, for me it was a waste of time.

From horrible accents and dialogue to a nonsensical boring story, and add to that the ridiculous use of black and white and 4:3 when we have improved technology since the 1950s!

Don't waste your time.

Don't waste your time or money.

Don't waste your money .

Great acting but story is a bit empty and boring.

It's apparent how much care was put into the whole production, which makes this movie even more enjoyable.

The film is disgusting and boring, boring, boring.

This movie is one long cliché from start to finish.

All in black and white on a narrow strip on film it delivers something quite unexpected.

The two actors go through a range of emotions with little credibility but it all feels false and the storyline is a pretentious take on a familiar scenario.

Boredom makes men to villains.

The lighting and black-and-white cinematography of Jarin Blaschke is simultaneously beautiful, haunting, chilling, and totally riveting, and elevates Craig Lathrop's production design to high art.

Hitchcock could have us on the edge of our seats, even in rather mundane circumatances.

very well done cinematically speaking, very boring content IMO .

100 Proof Pretentious .

They resort to fart jokes and oddly dull slapstick to create enough pressure in a scene to justify a cut.

Great acting but a slow booring movie In black and white.

However, the film is a super boring thing to watch.


From the halfway point of the film, it was difficult to follow the plot that the director wants us to follow.

But at the end of the day, this was one of the most interesting and entertaining films I have seen in a long time.

Dreadful waste of time .

You'd think it would become boring, but the script understands how these guys would comminute and makes them intriguing.

This film is pretentious and overly ambiguous to appeal to critics and " real lovers of film".

I'm sure that many viewers found it thrilling to watch Pattinson schlepping coal in a wheelbarrow and then shoveling it into a boiler fascinating, but I found it pointless.

He truly commanded the screen and played his role with such a fascinating enthusiasm.

Boring movie .

8/1010 Exceptional 9 Outstanding 8 Excellent 7 Very good 6 Good 5 Enjoyable 4 Watchable 3 Bad 2 Very bad 1 Abysmal

The lighthouse is the worst movie of this decade.

Robert with a performance of his life And Defoe with a breathtaking delivery of lines and a remarkable directed and written peace of work 10/10

Otherwise a waste of time.

Absolutely flawless from a technical and visual point of view with a very engaging story and two of the best performances by any actor that I've seen in years.

Still, just because the movie was confusing and made me question my own relationship with myself, it did not do so in the way it intended.

Unexpected .

Slow and steady becomes laborious and also frankly though its visual tricks are impressive at first they really don't develop much and the lack of color also weighs the film down, though really the script is what just isn't there.

Several things that need to be said: amazing acting (despite Robert Pattinson going in and out of his New England accent), tense atmosphere, great look, good score, the dialogue is entertaining as it is well written, camera work very much used in a Hitchcockian way and intriguing story...

It is slow to get underway and picks up momentum as well as interest in the second half of the story, and I am still trying to make sense of the end.

I am left with a feeling of confusion as I try to make sense of what I saw.

Ok, good acting, but the movie is too long and boring.

Visually, this is easily the most stunning and impressive film of 2019 - perhaps of the decade.

Robert Eggers improves upon his striking first feature in all areas with this immersive and completely gripping little freak show in which you can almost smell the seagull faeces.

Meaningless Borefest .

With an also brilliant Robert Pattinson and some visually stunning cinematography, this film proves it self to be the best of 2019 by a long shot.

There's so much effort put in the image and it's so pointless.

I found it one of the Worst movies I have ever seen .

the problem starts in the plot; there is no plot.

The film is as simple as it is complex, imaginative as it is familiar, psychological as it is physical, and every bit as entertaining as it is horrifying.

Making winter black and white and summer techicolor, is just too contrived.

A Thrilling Reminder of Film's Artistic Potential .

The whole thing is slow and boring and really without a point .

Both performances were seriously just breathtaking.

Every engaging moment ends in disappointment and loud noise until the end.

It was fascinating seeing each of them during their outbursts of frustration and loneliness.

And boring .

All art and no plot or substance.

Every piece of music makes the corresponding scene super intense.

The black and white setting resurrected from a past era, the nubilous fog rolling in from the sea, even the absence of dialogue during the introduction immediately triggers an intense foreboding.

I walked out of the theater not thinking about the performances that i saw.

Definitely a movie that will stay in your head for days after you leave the theater.

total waste of time .

Good acting, but a boring movie and a REPEAT .

nothing happened for 2hrs!!!

Long, slow, boring and anticlimatic .

This movie was horrible and was a waste of my life just like this review.

Aside from the acting, the movie was boring, difficult to understand (was there anything to understand?

The tears in the movie felt contrived and some parts just didn't feel organic.

Another worst movie!

Pretentious and pointless, if you like to be entertained you will hate this as it's just a load of artsy nonsense for an agonising 109 minutes.

Worst movie of this decade.

Empty movie about nothing.

Alot of thought was clearly put into shot composition as every single shot in this movie is breathtaking.


The actors are amazing yes and some shots look fantastic, but the movie is just dull and uninteresting.

Beautiful, Gorgeous, Must Watch and Pointless .

No plot, no story, no meaning.

Black and white and the aspect ratio made an already pointless film even more unpleasant on the eyes.

It's creepy for nearly 2 hours but, in the end, pretentious and non-sensical.

I swear to God, I wanted to leave after the first 30 min.

This movie was visually stunning and I loved the use of movement and Willem Dafoe's intense dialogue and use of soliloquy's but some of the other elements felt contrived.

One of the most intriguing and fascinating movies I have ever seen on the big screen, The Lighthouse sticks with you long after you've seen it and there is so much to think about even though it only had two characters almost the whole time.

And the Artsy Fartsy (literally) Award goes to....

Too pretentious for me .

It is a truly original film that is nothing like anything I've seen before, and I highly recommend it to anyone who can appreciate a well made film.

Stunning .

The flow is slow and the scene are strange.

As I left, I was thinking to myself how I had just witnessed the worst movie I have ever seen in my entire life.

Absolutely horrible and VERY boring.

Eggers is a newcomer to directing, with only one 2015 feature on his résumé, and delivers a stunning film, magnificently paced, and gets what promises to be two legendary performances from his stars.

Neither seemed relatable or engaging.

Pretentious And Full Of Itself .

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson both give riveting performances in this mystery-horror film about a young timber worker who comes to an island off the coast of New England to work under the supervision of a garrulous, peculiar lighthouse keeper.

Waste of time .

I'm sure they thought that shooting the film in black and white, in a 4 to 3 aspect ratio, with almost every scene dark and dreary was very arty, but I just found it boring.

Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe's performances alone are enough to give this dog her sea legs, but the story remains riveting and intriguing up until the final frame.

It's pretentious garbage.

I'd say the other scary element is that the further the movie progresses, the more unpredictable it is.

It is incredibly boring I kept waiting for something to happen .

In spite of the intense atmosphere that 'the Lighthouse' conjured, I always felt like I was watching a movie and not "stuck on the rock" myself - perhaps that's a good thing.

But I highly recommend it.

I was bored and uninterested to continue watching unlike many other reviewers who rave about the artistic value of this movie.

Looking for some casual Saturday fun with your friends, or something to put on to get you trough a slow night?

I enjoyed it greatly and it gave me a good food to thinking.

It's bizarre, psychological, atmospheric and if it happens to grab you - intense.

Seeing these two fall into complete insanity is engaging to say the least.

It's good to watch if you have a spare afternoon with little else to do and enjoy moody B&W films but as far as movies go, I definitely wouldn't waste my time again thinking this was a horror.

It's The Emperor's New Clothes School of Filmmaking, a grandiose movie that relies solely of stunning imagery over storytelling, all style over no substance.

" The Power of boredom "Film : The Lighthouse Director : roberteggers_ Dop : Jarin Blaschke Music : Mark Korvin Cast : #robertpattinson #willemdafoe valeriiakaramanDon't know from where to start, Apparently Lighthouse joined in the list of best movie in every craft.

Waste of time and money.

The Lighthouse (2019) - 7.8Act 1 - 7.2Act 2 - 7.7Act 3 - 8.2 Beautifully shot film with great establishing shotsTakes place at a secluded New England lighthouse, amazing locationPerformances are fantasticDafoe is in charge of the lighthouse and talks like a parody of a nautical captainDafoe has very complicated dialogue that can be challenging to uncover what he is saying at times as it is of the time periodPattinson is under Dafoe's character and keeps to the lighthouse doing various workPattinson has some very visceral and intense moments and emotions that he must display on screenFilm is a slow build into a dark and occasionally funny madness in the dreary lighthouseExcellent direction and writing from Eggers as he keeps the dialogue fresh and the audience guessing as to what is really going on in the filmScore for the film works perfectly to set the tone as wellPlays as a psychological thriller that builds in tension as the film evolvesThe is no right or wrong answer as to what the audience will take away from the film as it is extremely open ended and I'm still not sure if I get what Eggers was trying to tell usA lot of very challenging and interesting visuals to try and decipher what is reality and what isntA movie that will stay in your mind and is worth a deep discussionOne interpretation of the film would be a power struggle between the two men and how they want to be treated all mixed in with the infatuation with the lightAnother interpretation could be sexual frustration from isolation Pattinson gets obsessed with the lighthouse and is seen master bating multiple times to a trinket of a mermaid When he finally gets to the top and sees the light up close he seems to have a sexual release also the light is probably very hot so it could be a combination of both Dafoe also says he is married to the lighthouse and is seen naked and pleasuring himself to the light and the last words he says are the light is mineI'm sure there is plenty more to pick up and decipher upon multiple viewingsOnly negative for me is the film does take a while to get going and the dialogue can be a bit exhausting at times

The visually striking and ambitious black and white film 'The Lighthouse' is a movie I was excited to see for months, but while watching it I was disappointed by the lack of story.

In stunning black and white, the film looks more like a creepy, old-timey photograph than a motion picture.

The story though, feels abit empty.

Any shot where the keepers are against the elements are stunning.

Unfortunately my other half actually wanted to watch this, my instincts told me it was going to be a waste of time about 2 minutes in and unfortunately they were right.

As the main characters slowly descend into conflict and madness, as an audience you feel that saem slow descent, with obscure shots and an air of untrustworthy characters stumble about on the screen.

The dynamics between the two main characters is superbly portrayed by Willem Dafoe and Robert PattinsonIf you like intense movies that keep you engaged in the story all the way to the end then this is well worth watching.

(Do read all of the trivia supplied by IMDb: it is truly fascinating.

The acting was very powerful, bordering on overacting, but the script was too wordy and their accents so strong that it was hard to follow.

This film was completely stunning.

In its place are cliche metaphors and a predictable conclusion set to drunken rants and tense music.

There was no plot.

A fine piece for a open-minded and experiments liking audience but maybe unwatchable for those who are looking for something rather mainstream.

Good story that is fun to follow - 1/2 StarMemorable dialogue - 1 StarFeel a pull to watch it a second time - 0 StarsMusic/Score stands out - 1/2 StarNo noticeable plot holes - 1/2 StarStory gets resolved in some way - 1/2 StarI personally like the story - 0 StarsMemorable likable characters - 1 StarMost things about the story are believable - 1 StarDoesn't get boring - 0 Stars This is a really cool time piece that seems extremely accurate and is loosely based on the actual tragedy back near 1900.

Tour de force acting and solid filming efforts that unfortunately turned into a baffling experience instead of intriguing .

All in all a very dull and depressing movie (I was not entertained).

" If you open a dictionary and look up the word pretentious this movie poster would be included as illustration.

Simply boring .

What a confusing story.

It's riveting and gets under your skin at the time.

If you are 30 minutes into it and find it dull...

Boring .

Boring .

And let me say right here that Janin Blaschke's cinematography is absolutely stunning and deserving of an Oscar.

It's an exciting time to be fan of original storytelling in the movies and Robert Eggers is a huge reason why.

Pathetic and a total waste of time that I'll never get back.

Soundtrack 8/10 The soundtrack is about confusing horror sounds which are driving you crazy just like the two lighthouse caretakers.

The intense Unsettling performances of Doe and Pattinsion stands highlights of the show !

It's a unique emotional experience that's most certianly not for everyone, but which I'd recommend to every pretentious film student alike myself.

This was a very depressing, terrible my slow movie.

Could be the worst movie we have ever seen.

Just an overrated confusing mess.

Totally intense and delirious, we have two masterful performances from the protagonists, accompanied by incredible sound design, editing and beautiful cinematography.

The sound of the lighthouse began to torment me as well, as the homage Hitchcock and the greats kept me on the edge of my seat as Pattinson climbs the spiral staircase.

With that said, any viewer with a modicum of appreciation for engaging stories and rewarding payoffs will come away feeling robbed of their time.

Over its near-two-hour runtime, "The Lighthouse" bores deeper and deeper into nightmare imagery (and logic), mining the backstories and motivations of its two characters, from whom the horror really springs.

The foreshadowing given at the beginning by Thomas saying his last hand went insane and was sent home made the entire film predictable and boring.

He soon discovers that what initially seems like a grinding job on a drab island might not be so normal after all.

You know you're in for a suspenseful journey.

The Lighthouse was way more than just hot air and it was finally one of these movies again that kept me on the edge of my seat during almost the whole runtime and it also looked amazing.

One of the most intense watches of the year .

The film is one of the best lensed film of the year and one of most pretentious films of any year.


But I left feeling empty and a little meh towards the characters.

Extremely unnerving, entertaining throughout.

It was boring as hell, stressful and horrid, and by the end I felt like the seagull that got beaten to death standing over a cesspool.

The scenes are disjointed, the characters not likeable, their interactions don't make any sense and I was not sure what is real and what is imagined.

This isn't a movie, but a work or art, visually stunning, full of symbolism and subliminal messages.

The first hour or so was intriguing and certainly set things up in an intriguing manner but what was set up was ultimately neglected in a pursuit for style and atmosphere over substance.

Laughter and shock throughout = very entertaining and edge-of-seat viewing.

This film is boring, incomprehensible, depressing and without plot.

About 45 minutes in while I was completely immersed in it my wife was having a different experience.

Too slow, not intense and too many boring overuse scene!

As a cinephile, I can say it's a creative murky and dreary masterpiece.

You may read among these opinions terribly miscast as "reviews" how "boring" this film is, or how "silly things" happen that "confused" the writer, or how "nothing happens".

There's some amazingly intense performances helped along in no small way by the films ratio and it's black and white media.

Instead of any kind of build up of tension our two leads just scream each other for 2 hours until we get an oh so tiresome violent ending I couldnt bring myself to be upset over.

Dafoe and Pattinson's characters are prone to go off on extended soliloquies that are woefully engaging, and these were my favorite parts of the movie.

Crazy, visually stunning, even the screen aspect add poetic rhetoric, never black and white had more sense and deeper meaning.

Stunning film with Dafoe sure to get Oscar nomination .

Only small squarish portion of the screen was used, there were only going to be 2 actors, I could understand only 40% of the dialog, the characters are weird but not interesting and it's very, very slow.

I will not stop to comment on the wonderful photography, the right choice of the square format, the fascinating work of the actors, the wonderful mythical references, the beautiful black and white or the charming sound, incredibly fused with the music.

The chemistry and tension between them was stunning; I never would have expected such a stellar performance from Pattinson, and never, ever would have considered paring the two.

Robert Pattinson's descent into madness was a stunning performance, and what's better, that it's the second best performance in the movie.

Pretentious and wholly unikable .

Intriguing events.

There's no story there, nothing that really compels the viewer to the next scene.

Their performances were breathtaking.

Empty story .

Still worth watching in my opinion.

Along with giving it a classic horror film look, it builds the Lovecraftian tone of the unexpected.

Waste of time .

Finally the movie becomes a shocking vision of the human condition: humanity on the edge, self-destructive and filled with rage - horror, indeed.

This was the worst movie.

He created an absurd atmosphere that worked well and made it endlessly entertaining.

At its worst, the movie played like some pretentious, Melvillean 16MM student film about homosexual panic made by a straight male filmmaker; at its best, it features Willem Dafoe in a total triumph of acting as the saltiest and smelliest sea(adjacent)man ever.

Good acting; absolutely no plot.

I was bored to tears .

The story, well its kinda confusing.

Pointless, pretentious, post modernism garbage

This movie went from disjointed scene to disjointed scene and I was very disappointed.

So so so so so boring.

I was looking forward to this film because to the rave reviews and a uniquely appealing mix of seemingly gorgeous black and white aesthetic combined with gripping, Gothic-esque suspense and strong performances.

The script really elevates this movie through the roof, making it unpredictable and hard to take your eyes off of.

I was bored to tears.

Both films are similar in tone and content; The Lighthouse veered off, as far as I'm concerned, into unnecessary mysticism and forced confusion.

Movie is very long and random and is not supposed to entertain the viewer in anyway.

Money, I suppose, or he is what most actors are: empty-headed.

I found it too harsh, elliptical and boring to be entertaining.

It was an intense and gruelling 2hr watch.

One of THE WORST movies I've ever seen!

Terrible, boring movie.

It is about two guys who are in charge of maintaining a remote lighthouse for one month, their interaction, boredom, etc. There is almost no other cast in the movie (except for a girl for a total of ~20 seconds of screentime).

Nice acting and photography but this movie is very boring really

There's a high tension and a very uncomfortable atmosphere that even allowed some very dry humour and some very funny scenes without ruining the whole mood/feeling of the movie (like It: Chapter 2 did, for example).

There are times when you can't decide which one of the characters they played you care for or hate, the screenplay and the on screen happenings kept me on the edge of my seat.

It's a stunning achievement of filmmaking right here with it's jaw-dropping cinematography, fantastic screenplay, amazing and creepy sound design, outstanding performances from both Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, striking editing, fascinating characters and magnificent direction.

Described as a "psychological horror" movie, a "thriller" and "very intense" it was none of these things.

Despite being very interesting to look at, if not for the performances then for the great cinematography, I found myself very underwhelmed for the lack of story.

Plotless and senseless film, shot by director who is desperately trying to get recognition in arts.

Overrated and boring film .

"The Lighthouse" is a stunning psychological thriller with beautiful cinematography and haunting performances.

Serving in the background of such aesthetics is the film's score, which is a prime example of understated elegance, and its sound design, which is serviceable but ultimately repetitive to the detriment of a few scenes.

They get to know each other in the first half, which is slow moving.

Its first act is haunting and slow.

The story is a real slog, Defoe's "aarrgg" speech quickly becomes tiresome There really is nothing here to warrant the time to watch, unless you are a masochist.

Awful-way too long.

Story-wise it never felt coherent and complete in the end, more like lots of elements and subplots mixed together with an ending straight our of mythology (it also got a little repetitive by the end).

The screenplay is convincing and quite dark and thrilling.

Pretentious nonsense praised by posers .

Thrilling from its first fog filled shot to its last gruesome one.

The Lighthouse,worst movie of 2019 .

CheckOpen ended, pretentious non-finale that answers zero questions and can be interpreted any number of ways by an audience too embarrassed to admit nothing they saw made any sense?

I was bored by the lack of action and squirmed at the overblown dialog.

People on here are confusing the technical side of the movie i.

The movie started off in a mildly intriguing way.


People went in expecting a typical horror movie, but were instead given a slow, shakespearean-like drama with complex language and minimal, slow scares.

It feels very intense and claustrophobic, and the edges of the screen sometimes blend in with the black space so you can focus on the centre of the frame.

That was one of the worst movies ever.

) But at heart, The Lighthouse is essentially a drawn-out, Victorian-era ghost story.

Very artsy boring movie with good acting.

The lighthouse is a masterclass of insanity, the performances from robbert Patterson and Willem Dafoe are mind blowing and are career best from both actors, the cinematography is the best of the year, the music is haunting and fantastic and the film builds tension in such a way that caught me off guard to how good it was.

Dark, bizarre & unpredictable.

His moments are thrilling.

But there's no real hooks, just confusing symbolism, repeated scenes, and ultimately an ending that doesn't really deliver much of anything.

"The Lighthouse" is reasonably entertaining until the unreasonable climax of he picture.

its slow and heavy going.

So finding out that they were going to both star in a film together was extremely exciting to hear.

A complete waste of money for me.

So boring!

Eggers makes the most of the limited space in which the story is set, and it never grows dull--if anything, the oppressive atmosphere put on show leaves the viewers with a claustrophobia that occludes any potential boredom.

The first part is kinda slow and not in the Tarkovsky way and I can't lie that I was impressed with the start.

It is definitely strange and confusing, and not in a cool way, it seems the director just kinda mashed a bunch of scenes together.

For adults it's a marvel, a stunning achievement which will send shivers down your spine for days after your first viewing.

It's a haunting and engaging film that will stay with me forever, despite the fact that it's just a story about two people, who are trapped on a island going insane and experiencing some weird stuff.

Stunning .

This just might be the most boring piece of cinema I've watched in my life.

Some of the angry and tedious speeches, which are about 3/4's of the movie, are actually so funny and colorless.

If odd visions, incoherent dialogue and lack of story are frustrates you then avoid this at all costs.

No story.

The atmosphere is intense and dark and cinematography is beautiful and the acting is just phenomenal.

It's not that it's slow (it's not), it's not that you can't understand it (that's never a problem if there is some kind of interesting narrative goal), it's just that it's empty.

) and confusing.