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Lost In Translation Reviews

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Victoria Alexander
October 3, 2003
Nothing happens and there is nowhere to go in Tokyo.
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Jeremy Heilman
September 1, 2003
Attractive and pleasant as it is, there's no escaping the impression that it feels like an overly hip exercise in soul-searching for those who thought American Beauty really did "look closer" at life.
Full Review | Original Score: 48/100
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 4, 2004
...director Sofia Coppola does a laudable - but ultimately unsatisfying - job of presenting a ships-that-pass-in-the-night scenario...
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
October 24, 2003
How sorry can you feel for rich, unadventurous Americans in a major funk?
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
August 25, 2003
This tedious vanity piece is enlivened only by the charm of its leading man, Bill Murray
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 11, 2003
Because it lacks focus, as well as confidence in its story and stars, 'Lost in Translation' squanders a good opportunity.
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 24, 2003
Another elusive non-story about oh-so-existential beautiful misfits
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Paul Arendt
January 20, 2004
'There is a pronounced bitchiness about the film that sits oddly with the gentle subject matter.'
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Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
September 12, 2003
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.
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
September 13, 2003
When work this potentially satisfying remains flatly obvious, it's almost worse than being flat-out bad.
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
September 26, 2003
Coppola lacks a firm grip on this material, and it starts to get away from her midway through.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 25, 2003
A film for any lost soul, anyone trying to figure where their life is headed and if they're happy about it.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 11, 2003
Director Sofia Coppola's second feature film is so smart and, yet, simple that it is nearly perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 26, 2003
[A] rich and funny film.
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
October 1, 2003
Murray, as Bob, gives the performance of his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 12, 2003
Sweet and sad at the same time it is sardonic and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
September 11, 2003
This study into the unfathomable depths of human relationships has more honesty than 95% of the movies I have seen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
September 20, 2003
How to sing the praises of Lost in Translation without drowning out its subtle pleasures?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 11, 2003
Coppola is a master of moments and details, and here they add up to a story that is beautifully bittersweet.
| Original Score: A-
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