The Lobster

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Absurdist comedy, Dark comedy, Romance, Avant-Garde Films, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods."

Overall Ranking: 1347 (Rank from 2015: # 55)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 44.44%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 11.11%
Stale 11.11%
Burnt 0%


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Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick90
Alistair Ryder88(full review)
David Baruffi88(full review)
Khalid Rafi84(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown80 - I have to give director Yorgos Lanthimos credit for crafting something immensely imaginative in The Lobster and somehow packaging that in a dystopian sci-fi thriller. Color me impressed because this is one strong piece of cinema with a sick, twisted sense of humor.
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Bryan Lienesch68 - The problem is, far too often, as 'The Lobster' hits its stride, it goes even whackier and seems to lose the context of its allegorical intentions.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest60(full review)
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine34 - I had my mind completely open for THE LOBSTER. you don't approach such a film without knowing you're in for strange. But even a dystopian future, needs to be more clear on the rules of things. It all felt so willy nilly.
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People Involved

  • Colin Farrell (David)
  • Rachel Weisz (Short Sighted Woman)
  • Léa Seydoux (Loner Leader)
  • John C. Reilly (Lisping Man)
  • Ben Whishaw (The Limping Man)
  • Olivia Colman (Hotel Manager)
  • Ashley Jensen (Biscuit Woman)
  • Jessica Barden (Nosebleed Woman)
  • Ariane Labed (The Maid)
  • Angeliki Papoulia (Heartless Woman)
  • Michael Smiley (Loner Swimmer)
  • Rosanna Hoult (Davids Wife)
  • (Director)