Overall Rank: 661
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 33
Theatrical Release Date: 12/14/2018
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/05/2019
Genre: Biography, Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Actors: Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss
Plot: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne is on the throne while war rages with the French. Her devoted friend, Sarah Churchill, governs the country in her stead while trying to keep the queen's health and temper under control The arrival of a new servant, Abigail, soon changes the dynamics as she at first endears herself to Sarah, and later, the queen herself. -- Chris Kavan
Quick Movie Reviews
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/07/2019
Full of audacious humor and vindictive characters, this semi-fictional biography on British royals and wicked period-set farce stands as Yorgos Lanthimos' most easily accessed film.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/07/2019
"You smell like a ninety-six year old French whore's vajuju." Imagine Barry Lyndon, but more funnier and gayer. I've seen this movie a few days ago and when reflecting back at certain scenes I still chuckle. Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are great as always, but Nicholas Hoult and Olivia Colman are both absolutely terrific. Everything from a technical stand point is masterful. Yorgos Lanthimos has yet to make a bad movie or even an average one. One of the best of 2018.
Full Movie Reviews
Rod - wrote on 05/20/2019
I liked it way more than I hoped for. The best thing about this film is the use of CONTRAST. A cinematography that refuses to be taken seriously and an editing and music that are deliberately distracting perfectly compliment the authenticity of the story and costume and set designs with on-point performances by a reliable trio of Stone, Weisz and Colman. Despite the playfulness of these cinematic aspects, it was successful on highlighting important turning points and crucial delivery of messages. The contrast reflects the overall theme of contained tension of the characters within the overarching idea of power struggle and gaining favors. I was really impressed by the bold and risky move by the director Yorgos Lanthimos by creating a piece using elements that are unlikely to work …
FilmCrave User - wrote on 01/23/2019
Very odd fim. A costume drama, with eleborate costumes, as you would expect,, but little lies underneath. The cotume designers clearly had a field day with tight corsets, crinolines and elborate wigs for the men; while the women are beautifully coiffed and clean, difficult, one would have thought, for the early 18th century. The settings are filmed voluptuously: great carved four poster beds, wooden floors, walls hung with fine tapestries. There are long corridors, lit at night by vast arrays of candles, like some Gothic horror show. There are set pieces with grotesqye wobbling naked flesh, rotten fruit, rabbits running around helplessly like the 17 children the queen has lost. It is tragi-pathos on a grand scale, filmes through a distorting lens at time to make everythin g even more …
Related Movie Lists
Recent Movie Talk Posts
No posts have been made on this movie yet. Be the first to start talking about The Favourite!