In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
- " Weisz and Stone are both brilliantly witty and nimble, but Colman's performance is nothing short of sublime. " – New York Times
- " There are no heroes in The Favourite; there are only sad creatures driven by their various needs. There is, however, a morbid morality to the proceedings, one in which decadence is its own punishment. " – San Diego Reader
- " A strongly acted costume drama that is completely brazen in its execution in the best possible ways. " – Matthew St. Clair (Cinema Sentries)