Phantom Thread
Phantom Thread (2017)

Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites,… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 25, 2017
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Robert Abele

It's set in an evocative ecosphere of haute couture fashion. But by the time it reaches its appetizingly perverse end, the film primarily reaffirms Anderson's own skill at hand-crafting exquisitely conflicting interior and external worlds.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

We're not so much watching Woodcock the rarefied designer as Day-Lewis the rarefied actor, his immersion so uncanny that he can illuminate a soul at once titanic and stunted.

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Pete Hammond
Deadline Hollywood Daily

This is a movie combining gorgeous clothes and food for thought that makes it a must feel and smell, a sumptuous cinematic recipe ripe for the decade in which it's set but one that is weirdly engaging in this one as well.

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A.A. Dowd
AV Club

A duet of affection and irritation, Phantom Thread teeters, too, on the edge of romantic comedy. There's a lot of humor in its passive-aggressive tug-of-war.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

Once again, Day-Lewis goes deep and has clearly done his homework. The 60-year-old actor doesn't seem to know any other way. In an era of tin-plated movie stars, the world of cinema will miss him.

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Scott Mendelson

Not a great time to be releasing a "He's an abusive jerk, but it's okay because he's a genius!" movie, but 'The Phantom Thread' does have a little fun with the genre.

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Eric Kohn

The director's most outwardly accessible movie in ages, "Phantom Thread" is at once an evocative period drama and a magical fable about lonely, solipsistic people finding solace in their mutual sense of alienation.

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Brian Truitt
USA Today

In the grand tapestry of Daniel Day-Lewis' acting career, Phantom Thread will be sewn in as a colorful swatch, though for a retirement role, he leaves us wanting a little more.

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Matt Goldberg

Like a meticulously crafted dress, it may not move or breathe, but we still marvel at its exquisite craft and stunning design.

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