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: 1293 (Rank from 2015: # 54)

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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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
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.
(full review)
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.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 3
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.
(full review)
Rewatch: 0

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)