The Lost City Reviews

  • Oct 19, 2020

    It's a bit fanciful, but it does create the mood of the time, and historical events and attitudes are poignant and well-placed throughout the film. This was Andy Garcia's labor of love, and I think he did a good job of relating the tragedy of Cuba in a very personal way; the viewer can imagine witnessing the events portrayed through the eyes of a Cuban family.

    It's a bit fanciful, but it does create the mood of the time, and historical events and attitudes are poignant and well-placed throughout the film. This was Andy Garcia's labor of love, and I think he did a good job of relating the tragedy of Cuba in a very personal way; the viewer can imagine witnessing the events portrayed through the eyes of a Cuban family.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    Agitprop approaching pornographic proportions

    Agitprop approaching pornographic proportions

  • Aug 21, 2018

    Triple Threat ANDY GARCIA comes up with a clunker as a Producer, Actor, and Director of this boring vision of Pre-Castro Cuba. His stone face performance leaves a lot to be desired. Even Murray can't save it from a Thumbs Down.

    Triple Threat ANDY GARCIA comes up with a clunker as a Producer, Actor, and Director of this boring vision of Pre-Castro Cuba. His stone face performance leaves a lot to be desired. Even Murray can't save it from a Thumbs Down.

  • Apr 18, 2017

    Of some historical interest; a bit overly long; too much dancing. Is Bill Murray supposed to be a Cuban? If so, he's not a "fit." Good performance by Andy Garcia.

    Of some historical interest; a bit overly long; too much dancing. Is Bill Murray supposed to be a Cuban? If so, he's not a "fit." Good performance by Andy Garcia.

  • Dec 10, 2015

    The first 3rd of this film really made promises the reat of the film couldn't back. I was expecting a powerful film about revolution, loss, and the false hope of a democratic Cuba. What I got was an overlong, bland and well intentioned however poorly executed period drama. The music, cinematography and performances shine here so bright that it's easy to get through. I'm not at a loss because I paid $1 for this film and honestly it's worth every penny.

    The first 3rd of this film really made promises the reat of the film couldn't back. I was expecting a powerful film about revolution, loss, and the false hope of a democratic Cuba. What I got was an overlong, bland and well intentioned however poorly executed period drama. The music, cinematography and performances shine here so bright that it's easy to get through. I'm not at a loss because I paid $1 for this film and honestly it's worth every penny.

  • Nov 19, 2015

    It's a very dull movie that throughout feels empty and has no true touch to its story which connects with a certain frame in history in Havana and the politics that the film has and wants to tell for history. It's a very bad type of storytelling that comes off like a bad dream that retells itself and the narrative like bouncing balls with the characters who rant very interesting and have no true root to the story, its all misplaced and it has no way of making the understanding part of history come true in the story. "Thumbs Way Down"

    It's a very dull movie that throughout feels empty and has no true touch to its story which connects with a certain frame in history in Havana and the politics that the film has and wants to tell for history. It's a very bad type of storytelling that comes off like a bad dream that retells itself and the narrative like bouncing balls with the characters who rant very interesting and have no true root to the story, its all misplaced and it has no way of making the understanding part of history come true in the story. "Thumbs Way Down"

  • Aug 13, 2015

    The film just goes all over the place and spends to much time on characters that where irrelevant.

    The film just goes all over the place and spends to much time on characters that where irrelevant.

  • Dec 18, 2014

    First and foremost this soundtrack is incredible! If you're one of the lucky few to find it, you'll never regret buying it. The film itself has a few hiccups yes, but cinematography and the true story of the once great Cuba never get lost in translation. It's truly an excellent example of how a dictatorship can squeeze the creativity, the music, the very life force of a beautiful country. There is so much love put into this film, you can easily forgive any shortcomings.

    First and foremost this soundtrack is incredible! If you're one of the lucky few to find it, you'll never regret buying it. The film itself has a few hiccups yes, but cinematography and the true story of the once great Cuba never get lost in translation. It's truly an excellent example of how a dictatorship can squeeze the creativity, the music, the very life force of a beautiful country. There is so much love put into this film, you can easily forgive any shortcomings.

  • Oct 17, 2014

    Gran dirección, actuación y música de Andy Garcia en esta su Opera Prima. La historia aunque enfocada desde un solo punto de vista político y social, demuestra de una forma sensible el muchos aspectos sociales de la historia revolucionaria cubana.

    Gran dirección, actuación y música de Andy Garcia en esta su Opera Prima. La historia aunque enfocada desde un solo punto de vista político y social, demuestra de una forma sensible el muchos aspectos sociales de la historia revolucionaria cubana.

  • Sep 08, 2014

    This movie is ridiculously long and extremely boring.

    This movie is ridiculously long and extremely boring.