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The Loneliest Planet Reviews

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November 9, 2012
You hope for these characters, and that hope carries the film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
November 2, 2012
Presumably taking its title from BBC Worldwide's "Lonely Planet" travel books,
Full Review | Original Score: B minus
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
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
November 1, 2012
Why expend more energy on the film than its makers did?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
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.
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
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
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
November 1, 2012
All of this grows tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 31, 2012
Loktev and cinematographer Inti Briones have captured an otherworldly landscape with a paradoxical claustrophobia ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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
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+
October 26, 2012
Director Julia Loktev finds accomplished simplicity, a rare quality in the early work of any director.
October 26, 2012
...a challenging, audacious, yet ultimately unsuccessful cinematic experiment...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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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