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The Lobster

HD   R Closed Captioning

Yorgos Lanthimos

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About the Movie

A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 218
  • Fresh: 194
  • Rotten: 24
  • 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

Hated it!

Colin Farrell’s acting is great in this but overall, I hated this movie. I had to turn it off 3/4 through. Didn’t care how it ended. I can’t get why this movie is getting such accolades!

do not understand

I have no idea what people like about this film. It is not even a dark comedy. A dark comedy is supposed to be funny. This was not funny. It wasn't even sad. It was just flat our weird, strange, bizzare and made no sense.

False Promotion

I went to see this movie in theaters under the false pretenses that it was a funny romantic comedy. It was neither funny nor romantic. The whole movie was dark and depressing and not once did anyone in the either theather laugh, me included. Overall, I would never see the movie again and it was a waste of time and money.

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The Lobster
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2016

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