• R, 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Sofia Coppola
    In Theaters:
    Sep 26, 2003 Limited
    On DVD:
    Feb 3, 2004
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Lost In Translation Reviews

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Lost in Translation revels in contradictions. It's a comedy about melancholy, a romance without consummation, a travelogue that rarely hits the road.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

October 5, 2008
David Rooney
Variety
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Very much a mood piece, the film's deft balance of humor and poignancy makes it both a pleasurable and melancholy experience.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 5, 2008
David Ansen
Newsweek
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With this film it becomes clear that Sofia Coppola is a filmmaker with eyes all her own.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

November 1, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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So far as the central relationship goes, the film is almost European in its subtlety and nuance. Cinematic cherry blossom.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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[Murray] can still do more with a raised eyebrow than anyone since Groucho Marx, but he's mellower and sometimes slightly poignant.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: A-

March 7, 2005
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 7, 2004
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Of course, Mr. Murray gets all the laughs with his exquisite timing and wry delivery, but Ms. Johansson makes an eloquent and charismatic listener.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

October 9, 2003
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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[A] rich and funny film.

September 26, 2003
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Murray has never been better than he is here, but then he's never had a part that fit him so well, either.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 20, 2003
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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A stylish meditation on alienation and ennui.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B+

September 20, 2003
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Textured, thoughtful and touching.

| Original Score: A

September 20, 2003
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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There is real magic afoot in Lost in Translation -- the sort that is created not at the wave of a wizard's wand, but by the coming together of two wayward souls.

| Original Score: 4/4

September 20, 2003
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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In Lost in Translation, [Murray] emerges as a complete character -- honourable and venal, fallible and funny, adding vulnerability to the panache.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

September 20, 2003
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Although Translation is only [Coppola's] second feature, she already shows signs of being a sensei, as the Japanese call a master.

| Original Score: 4/4

September 20, 2003
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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How instinctively we react -- and connect -- when a film captures a feeling that is all too common, and all too real.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 5/5

September 20, 2003
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Think of Lost in Translation as a beautifully told short story. It doesn't have the resonance or heft of a good novel, but it's slyly seductive and intensely moody.

| Original Score: A-

September 20, 2003
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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How to sing the praises of Lost in Translation without drowning out its subtle pleasures?

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 20, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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It's a wonderful film, all subtlety and grace, from the delicate script of writer-director Sofia Coppola to the finely tuned efforts of Bill Murray, who gives a still, laconic yet mesmerizing performance.

| Original Score: 5/5

September 18, 2003
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Lost in Translation is a fortunate encounter between a young talent on the rise and an old pro still hitting his stride.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

September 18, 2003
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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By the end of Lost in Translation, we don't know much about Japan, but we know a lot more about the human condition.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 18, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson give performances that will be talked about for years.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

September 18, 2003
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Sofia Coppola's stealthy romance about two Americans stranded in Tokyo is a work of marvelous delicacy -- and offers the performance of Bill Murray's career.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

September 13, 2003
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Coppola, an assured and confident young filmmaker, has crafted a small poem, about being lost and being found.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

September 12, 2003
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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[Coppola] gives us a film so poignant, so funny, so free of self-satisfied bravado, that one can't help but look forward to her next work.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

September 12, 2003
Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
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The old adage says that poetry is what's lost in translation, but the poetry is all that survives in Sofia Coppola's wispy art film.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

September 12, 2003
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Sublimely romantic and subtle.

| Original Score: 4/4

September 12, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Sweet and sad at the same time it is sardonic and funny.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

September 12, 2003
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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It allows Scarlett Johansson to arrive as an actress at the same time it finally gives Bill Murray the great role that has always eluded him.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 4/4

September 12, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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If Murray has an imposing corner on the comic dynamism in this movie, Johansson is no less compelling for her mysticism, self-assurance and charm.

September 12, 2003
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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A smartly written, confidently directed film that delivers big laughs while developing two of the year's most earnest characters and some of its most rewarding sentiments.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 12, 2003
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It gets at something exquisitely human.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

September 12, 2003
David Edelstein
Slate
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An entrancing mood piece.

Full Review Source: Slate

September 12, 2003
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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One of the purest and simplest examples ever of a director falling in love with her star's gifts.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

September 11, 2003
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Tart and sweet, unmistakably funny and exceptionally well observed.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 11, 2003
Mike Clark
USA Today
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The joys of Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation come from watching Murray modify his trademark passive- aggressive style into played-straight comic bewilderment -- and to marvel at his slim new picture- of-health appearance.

Full Review Source: USA Today

September 11, 2003
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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It's certainly edgier, smarter, than much of what passes for culture-clash comedy these days, even if the phlegmatic Murray sometimes resembles every Ugly American abroad, mocking waiters and sushi chefs who struggle to get his deadpan humor.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 11, 2003
John Anderson
Newsday
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Remarkably sophisticated, honest, consistently hilarious and very real.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 4/4

September 11, 2003
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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Mysterious and complex, as it muses bittersweetly on marriage, longing and the disconnectedness one can feel from another culture or people.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 11, 2003
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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Though the year is 2003 and the world is, in so many ways, at its smallest ... we are, this extraordinary new movie reminds us, ever more diffused, ever less able to make meaningful connections.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 11, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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This study into the unfathomable depths of human relationships has more honesty than 95% of the movies I have seen this year.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

September 11, 2003
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Exquisite study in emotional and geographical dislocation.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

September 10, 2003
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Coppola -- who wrote as well as directed -- gives Murray room to stretch and is rewarded with some remarkably melancholy clowning.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 9, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Johansson is lovely and funny and sarcastic and sincere, and Murray is nothing short of great.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

September 8, 2003
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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In only her second feature, Coppola has made a poised, intelligent film that nicely balances laughs with a poignancy rarely seen in American movies.

September 1, 2003
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