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The Lobster

HD   14A Closed Captioning

Yorgos Lanthimos

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About the Movie

In the near future, single people are gathered and transported to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into animals and sent off into The Woods.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 227
  • Fresh: 199
  • Rotten: 28
  • Average Rating: 7.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Lanthimos's unsettling tour de force reminds us of how chained to coupledom dignity remains at both the private and public level. – Eileen G'Sell,, May 26, 2016

Fresh: plays cleverly with the compatibility assumptions behind, say, singles groups and online dating sites. – Bob Mondello, NPR, May 13, 2016

Fresh: [Lanthimos'] commitment to his high-concept tragicomedies is extraordinary. – Jake Coyle, Associated Press, May 20, 2016

Fresh: Everyone's excellent in "The Lobster," and the suffocatingly bland settings brake just short of monumental claustrophobia. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, May 19, 2016

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Customer Reviews

looks funny , but a bit wierd

the trailer looked promising, but it was a bit wierd.
There was some gratuitous violence against animals - hard to watch if you are an animal lover.

Special Film

Am movie that really questions how you look at relationships. It's very dark and dry in humour, but if you can look at it for what it's trying to tell us about our society then you'll find it quite special like I did! Amazing Film.

??? Waste of time & $!

Ridiculous. Doesn't even qualify as a satire. Don't waste your time on this downer.

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2016

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