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The Loneliest Planet Reviews

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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 9, 2012
You hope for these characters, and that hope carries the film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
November 2, 2012
I wouldn't say that I find the movie satisfying, but I do find it powerfully haunting. That's a compliment. To be haunted by art is a better thing than to be satisfied by it.
Full Review | Original Score: A
James Verniere
Boston Herald
November 2, 2012
Presumably taking its title from BBC Worldwide's "Lonely Planet" travel books,
Full Review | Original Score: B minus
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
November 2, 2012
Julia Loktev has created a beautiful, haunting and ultimately disturbing film that poses difficult questions for the viewer to answer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
November 2, 2012
Though it's not without virtues, "The Loneliest Planet" may try the patience of even the most dedicated lovers of art film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 1, 2012
Why expend more energy on the film than its makers did?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 1, 2012
Loktev has written and directed with a haunting emphasis on the shortcomings of some interpersonal communication.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
November 1, 2012
I can't deny that her scheme is dramatically effective, though I left the movie more conscious of the scheme than the drama.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 1, 2012
It's not for everyone, but if you're up for a challenge, this odd and mysterious film is worth the effort.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
November 1, 2012
In desperate need of a tighter edit and a pronounced human touch. Its intentional paralysis is unrewarding and, by the second half, completely insufferable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Matt Pais
RedEye
November 1, 2012
Loktev's steady direction and the actors' quiet performances shadow a wide spectrum of shame and disappointment that echoes after the story ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 1, 2012
All of this grows tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ann Lewinson
Boston Phoenix
October 31, 2012
Loktev and cinematographer Inti Briones have captured an otherworldly landscape with a paradoxical claustrophobia ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Levin
amNewYork
October 27, 2012
The characters are kept at such a distance, and the movie is so opposed to basic dramatic impulses, that it's like watching a stranger's vacation footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Will McCord
Paste Magazine
October 26, 2012
Sure, Loktev is exploring some interesting issues, including the definition of masculinity and what a modern woman expects from a man in a relationship, but one wishes for a bit more to chew on.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.2/10
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
October 26, 2012
The Loneliest Planet is not a perfect work of art, but it gets at something powerful: the way that life can turn us around in a flash, without warning.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
October 26, 2012
Director Julia Loktev finds accomplished simplicity, a rare quality in the early work of any director.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 26, 2012
...a challenging, audacious, yet ultimately unsuccessful cinematic experiment...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
October 26, 2012
Unfortunately, Loktev's dry approach to establishing the couple's relationship means its abrupt collapse causes little emotional impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
October 25, 2012
Shot on location by cinematographer Inti Briones, "Planet" is a piece of art even without Bernal and Furstenberg, who are like moving portraits of themselves in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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