The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

A lighthouse keeper (Michael Fassbender) and his wife (Alicia Vikander) living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat. From writer-director Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond the Pines), based on the 2012 critically acclaimed debut novel from M.L. Stedman. Shot in New Zealand (Otago) and Tasmania.

2016Rating: M, Mature themes and a sex scene133 minsUSA, New Zealand
Drama
92%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Time Out

Time Out

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Often beautiful and moving, but emotionally it never quite sticks.

3.0
0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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Ladies and gentlemen, let your hankies unfurl.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

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The film's solemn visual rhythms exert an almost hypnotic spell that for a time gives a heroic dimension to a story as emotionally fraught as a vintage Bette Davis melodrama.

0
Stuff

Stuff

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Strangely unmoving and the saddest thing about it was leaving the cinema with that packet of tissues intact.

3.0
0
New York Post

New York Post

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Fassbender and Vikander make the film work, just.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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The actors hurl themselves into their roles with sufficient commitment and feeling that you believe in Tom and Isabel completely, even when the creaky narrative machinery around them begins to trigger your skepticism.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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"The Light Between Oceans" winds up taking one too many self-serious twists and turns. The film earns its darkness, but it might have been even more affecting if it didn't shrink from the light.

0

Every now and then a film comes along that reminds us of how beautiful and powerful cinema can be when it stays close to its artistic roots. Like primal colours and confident brushstrokes in a classic painting, a great film depicts strong emotion, sprung from critical life choices, in a bold palette, against natural settings. The Light Between Oceans (2016)...

4.0
0

I was gifted a ticket to 'The Light Between Oceans' showing at Dunedins Rialto Cinema, Moray Place. A fine metro theatre with all you'd expect, and an unexpected delight of a couple of Emersons fine products being available at the concession stand. Several crew were students of mine during my brief stint st SIT. I was so proud to see their names in the...

1.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Often beautiful and moving, but emotionally it never quite sticks.

3.0
0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

Ladies and gentlemen, let your hankies unfurl.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film's solemn visual rhythms exert an almost hypnotic spell that for a time gives a heroic dimension to a story as emotionally fraught as a vintage Bette Davis melodrama.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Strangely unmoving and the saddest thing about it was leaving the cinema with that packet of tissues intact.

3.0
0
New York Post

New York Post

press

Fassbender and Vikander make the film work, just.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The actors hurl themselves into their roles with sufficient commitment and feeling that you believe in Tom and Isabel completely, even when the creaky narrative machinery around them begins to trigger your skepticism.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

"The Light Between Oceans" winds up taking one too many self-serious twists and turns. The film earns its darkness, but it might have been even more affecting if it didn't shrink from the light.

0

Every now and then a film comes along that reminds us of how beautiful and powerful cinema can be when it stays close to its artistic roots. Like primal colours and confident brushstrokes in a classic painting, a great film depicts strong emotion, sprung from critical life choices, in a bold palette, against natural settings. The Light Between Oceans...

4.0
0

I was gifted a ticket to 'The Light Between Oceans' showing at Dunedins Rialto Cinema, Moray Place. A fine metro theatre with all you'd expect, and an unexpected delight of a couple of Emersons fine products being available at the concession stand. Several crew were students of mine during my brief stint st SIT. I was so proud to see their names in the...

1.0
0