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Yorgos Lanthimos

Poor Things


From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Dafoe).

  • Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Main Cast: Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo, Ramy Youssef
  • Soundtrack: Jerskin Fendrix
  • Cinematography: Robbie Ryan
  • Screenplay: Tony McNamara
  • Cinema Premiere: December 22, 2023

What do the critics think?


18 reviews of Poor Things (2023)

  • 1. Aftonbladet
    10 / 10

    A wonderfully crazy masterpiece. The question is whether the film is too wacky to ultimately win so many prizes...

    Swedish: aftonbladet.se »

  • 2. Kulturbloggen
    10 / 10

    Despite a generous playtime of almost 140 minutes, time passes by faster than in most action movies.

    Swedish: kulturbloggen.com »

  • 3. Moviezine
    10 / 10

    Emma Stone is fantastic! Just like everything else in this imaginatively absurd and extraordinarily funny horror comedy about women's liberation and rebellion.

    Swedish: moviezine.se »

  • 4. Västerbottenskuriren
    10 / 10

    The crown jewel in an already impressive career

    Swedish: vk.se »

  • 5. Sveriges Radio
    10 / 10

    The highest rating for the wildly fun Emma Stone in "Poor Things"

    Swedish: sverigesradio.se »

  • 6. SVT
    10 / 10

    All the components of the film are so masterful that one cannot help but be amazed, just like Bella, at what it means to be a woman first and a human being second.

    Swedish: svt.se »

  • 7. Uppsala Nya Tidning
    10 / 10

    "Poor Things" is the Frankenstein creation of our time

    Swedish: unt.se »

  • 8. Göteborgs-Posten
    10 / 10

    It is grotesque, sordid, fast-paced and intellectually captivating all at once.

    Swedish: gp.se »

  • 9. Borås Tidning
    10 / 10

    Emma Stone is superb as a feminist Frankenstein's monster variant in a wonderfully twisted romantic comedy.

    Swedish: bt.se »

  • 10. Bio.nu
    10 / 10

    It's a phenomenal and clever film that celebrates an open mind and autonomy.

    Swedish: bio.nu »

  • 11. Svenska Dagbladet
    8.3 / 10

    Yorgos Lanthimos' first film since 'The Favourite' is about a scientist who revives a woman with an infant's brain.

    Swedish: svd.se »

  • 12. Dagens Nyheter
    8 / 10


    Swedish: V

  • 13. Filmtopp
    8 / 10

    Emma Stone shines in a uniquely magical film

    Swedish: filmtopp.se »

  • 14. Cinetaste
    8 / 10

    Yorgos' style is not really my cup of tea and the film doesn't quite reach the heights that many others have praised it to be. But I was extremely glad when I saw it and I particularly like the whole concept behind the film.

    Swedish: cinetaste.se »

  • 15. Nöjesguiden
    6.6 / 10

    However, those who are fans of Yorgos Lanthimos will not be disappointed.

    Swedish: ng.se »

  • 16. Sydsvenskan
    6 / 10

    Macabre feminist Frankenstein

    Swedish: sydsvenskan.se »

  • 17. FLM
    No Rating

    Lanthimos' least cynical and sterile film, even though it cuts just as deeply and securely into the rotting soul of humanity as The Lobster.

    Swedish: flm.nu »

  • 18. Kult Magasin
    No Rating

    Yes, regardless of how one chooses to see it, I think it is Lanthimos' strongest film to date, and I'll probably actually watch it a third time if I get the chance.

    Swedish: kultmagasin.se »

World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

Poor Things has earned a total of 34 826 817 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).