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A love story set in and around an old cinema, on the South Coast of England in the 1980s.
★★☆☆☆ | Read our full Empire of Light review
Empire of Light, ironically, asks us to admire its alleged love for the movies but never finds a way to make us feel it for ourselves.| Read in full: Empire of Light film review We Love Cinema
My own rule is that any film, on any subject, if it is any good, is already a love letter to the movies.The Guardian
Patchy, but contains a few kernels of truth, and Colman is sublime.Little White Lies
Ultimately, the film fails its two leads, burdening them with leaden dialogue and unresolved arcs.Sight and Sound