The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans
  • 2016
  • US / Australia / UK / New Zealand
  • 2h 12min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Derek Cianfrance
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson

Tom (Fassbender) is a repressed former soldier working as a lighthouse keeper in post-WWI Australia; one day he and his wife Isabel (Vikander) find a live baby and dead man in a rowboat. Weighty stuff, but the laboriously worthy screenplay and overwrought direction make it disappointingly conventional and mawkish where it should be moving.

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The Light Between Oceans

31 Oct 20163 stars

Mawkish drama from Derek Cianfrance, with Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander

Twelve years after his feature debut Brother Tied, writer-director Derek Cianfrance re-emerged with 2010's sublime anti-romance Blue Valentine, following it with the visceral The Place Beyond the Pines. While those two may have established him as a…

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