• R, 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Directed By:    Sofia Coppola
  • In Theaters:    Sep 26, 2003 Limited
  • On DVD:    Feb 3, 2004
  • Focus Features

Lost In Translation Reviews

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic
March 7, 2005

[Murray] can still do more with a raised eyebrow than anyone since Groucho Marx, but he's mellower and sometimes slightly poignant.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005

This is an exquisite movie on every possible level, from the script and direction to the performances to the cinematography.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005

...charged with some of the same inchoate longing of Hiroshima, Mon Amour and employs some of the same guerilla production tactics of Godard's Breathless

Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005

Johansson [plays Charlotte] perfectly, with the kind of intelligent beauty that could bring Krzysztof Kieslowski out of his grave to cast her in a new Colors film.

Full Review | Original Score: A+
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 30, 2004

The performances are a bit too underplayed to suit me, but the melancholy film is both funny and fascinating.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
October 7, 2004

If you've got patience, you might enjoy it, but this is S-L-O-W.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 13, 2004

By far, one of the best films of the year.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
August 7, 2004

In Japan, the most extreme delicacy goes hand in hand with garishness, and Coppola offers up both for our delectation. It's a heady, hallucinatory combo.

Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 22, 2004

As in Rushmore...kindness is the underlying trait of Murray's character.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Wendy Haslem
Senses of Cinema
May 22, 2004

The intensity of Lost in Translation lies in its smaller, seemingly insignificant, quieter moments. In many ways Coppola's film exhibits marks of classic European art cinema.

Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
May 21, 2004

May-December romances have been done to death, but Coppola's tender touch and knack for nuance practically reinvents the genre.

Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
May 19, 2004

Like the sort of fleeting, quietly intense relationship that it portrays, Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation amounts to a handful of stolen moments -- and a lot more than the sum of them.

Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
March 11, 2004

The ending packs an emotional wallop, a moment as magical as anything you will see at the movies this year.

Full Review | Original Score: A -
Ian Waldron-Mantgani
UK Critic
March 7, 2004

The movie should have been a masterpiece of mood and character, and it almost is, revolving as it does around two wonderful performances.

| Original Score: 3.5/4
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
March 3, 2004

Lost in Translation will bring in the new wave of young filmmakers who realise the power of emotion and introspection and the audience thinking for themselves.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
March 1, 2004

It captures uncapturable feelings on film.

| Original Score: A+
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
February 28, 2004

Murray has been singing songs to us ever since his old days on Saturday Night Live, but never like this.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jorge Avila Andrade
Moviola
February 19, 2004

'Una cinta tierna, emotiva, estupendamente bien actuada y agradablemente honesta. Uno de los mejores filmes del año, sencillamente inolvidable'

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
February 17, 2004

El detalle del susurro pasará a la historia como uno de los elementos narrativos más hermosos que se han filmado jamás...

| Original Score: 5/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
February 12, 2004

Sería terrible quedarse en la superficie y no dejarse arrastrar por las sensaciones que propone esta película.

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