The Favourite (2018)

The Favourite (2018)

2018 R 120 Minutes

Drama | History | Comedy

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to...

Overall Rating

9 / 10
Verdict: Great
  • ScreenZealots


    8 / 10
    If you’re familiar with director Yorgos Lanthimos and his other projects (“Dogtooth,” “The Lobster,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” “Pity“), you’ll no doubt be a fan of “The Favourite,” his latest tour de force of women be... Read the full review »
  • The Favourite deliciously balances courtly politics, devious deceit and sexual jealousy with dark humour. Yorgos Lanthimos is a director that does not hide any aspects to his films. If it's unusual, explicit or perhaps even downright mad, he will... Read the full review »
  • WHAT I LIKED: Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Favourite,' has been described as many things, but most of all it's a hilariously scathing satire and exposé of the historical British monarchy that will have you smiling and laughing throughout. Yes what Lant... Read the full review »
  • BarneyNuttall


    9 / 10
    From one of my favourite directors, The Favourite is a sumptuous, idiosyncratic period drama with three terrific performances at the helm. With a tense, baroque score and exquisite set and costume design, The Favourite acts like a Shakespearean co... Read the full review »