Lost In Translation Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 29, 2013
Depicts a very specific mental state too shaded and delicate for most movies to feel comfortable approaching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
Excellent but mature film about finding a connection.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brian Orndorf
December 28, 2009
A relationship picture with elegant connective tissue; it's brittle and real, focused on the nuances of body language and unspoken desire, while indulging in a cheeky bit of knowing absurdity when the mood strikes.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Cole Smithey
June 13, 2009
...a deceptively simple study in unrequited attraction that succeeds in spite of minor problems with neglected sub-plots.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
An excellent top notch gem with beautiful direction courtesy of Sofia Coppola...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Wonderfully warm and witty.
Top Critic
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
October 5, 2008
Lost in Translation revels in contradictions. It's a comedy about melancholy, a romance without consummation, a travelogue that rarely hits the road.
Top Critic
David Rooney
October 5, 2008
Very much a mood piece, the film's deft balance of humor and poignancy makes it both a pleasurable and melancholy experience.
October 5, 2008
Transcends its initial culture clash comic riffs to evolve into something altogether more moving by the end. As a result, it's a work of considerable power and pathos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
David Ansen
November 1, 2007
With this film it becomes clear that Sofia Coppola is a filmmaker with eyes all her own.
Rob Gonsalves
August 13, 2007
Working this time with her own story, Coppola lets it relax and breathe, devoting herself to moods and moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
This is another step in Mr. Murray's career and one that hopefully gets him the recognition he deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
The whole tale is told with a dreamy, jet-lagged feel, that part wonder, part nasueous feeling brought about by significant travel. Jet lag as a metaphor for love, a delicious combination. Simply a must-see film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
May 23, 2007
Alternately laugh-out-loud silly and profoundly moving, kudos to Sofia Coppola for managing to capture an undeniable chemistry between Murray and his 18 year-old co-star, despite a certain asexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
January 24, 2007
Sofia Coppola's accomplished sophomore work is a personal, melancholy film, based on her own experience, and benefiting from strong chemistry between Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 8, 2006
Perfectly acted. Immeasurably funny. A great second outing for director Sofia Coppola.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
So far as the central relationship goes, the film is almost European in its subtlety and nuance. Cinematic cherry blossom.
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
From the casting choices to the soul-soothing musical score to glimpses into Japanese visual culture, it's obvious that Sofia pays careful attention that each element of the film stands strong alone, but can also contribute to the whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Like so many things made in Japan, Sofia Coppola's new film is smaller and less costly than its standard American counterpart while at the same time superior in most important respects.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Lowry
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
A magnificent picture because it specifically goes out of its way to avoid the clichés and elements would usually expect to see when watching this kind of boy meets girl movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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