Empire of Light Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 19932

Average Rating: 2.3/4

# of Ratings: 6

Theatrical Release Date: 12/09/2022

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/21/2023

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Sam Mendes

Actors: Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Sara Stewart, Micheal Ward, Tom Brooke

Plot: A love story - and a love letter to power of cinema - set in the 1980s South Coast of England. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 12/21/2022

"To fuck, or not to fuck." Yes, that's an actual line from the movie. 'Empire of Light' shines the brightest with its dark yellow/goldish cinematography and performances. Other than that, this might be Sam Mende's worst movie. The whole movie talks about the "power" of cinema, etc. However, the power is sadly missing here. Incredibly dreary and tricky to pinpoint what the story is. It's all over the damn place. It follows the themes of mental illness, racism, forbidden love, and escapism. But those aspects are either underdeveloped or poorly executed. Not the worst movie ever made, but it's painfully bland.

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