The Light Between Oceans

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Set on a remote Australian island in the years following WWI, follows a lighthouse keeper and his wife who are faced with a moral dilemma when a boat washes ashore with a dead man and an infant. When they decide to raise the child as their own, the consequences are devastating.

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B+/A+
Though it’s set almost a century ago, The Light Between Oceans feels like a refugee from a more recent past—the misty, Miramax-y ’90s.
112d ago
80/100
As a drama about adult responsibility, selfishness and moral obligations, however, it never wavers in its commitment to examine what it means to raise a child.
112d ago
B/A+
The Light Between Oceans seems almost single-minded in its pursuit of theme; by the time the nationality of the dead man in the boat is revealed.
112d ago
The Light Between Oceans: Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander show breath-catching depth.
112d ago
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander give heartfelt performances in a tale of love and sacrifice that isn’t afraid to hit cymbal-crashing levels of sentimentality.
112d ago
70/100
Everything in The Light Between Oceans is deeply felt and dramatically precise, in a way that seems destined to become profoundly personal for each and every viewer.
112d ago
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