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The Lost City of Z (2017)

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Based on author David Grann's nonfiction bestseller, THE LOST CITY OF Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) - returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically-scaled tale of courage and obsession, told in Gray's classic filmmaking style, THE LOST CITY OF Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and those individuals driven to achieve greatness at any cost.

Cast

Charlie Hunnam
as Col. Percival Fawcett
Tom Holland (II)
as Jack Fawcett
Robert Pattinson
as Henry Costin
Sienna Miller
as Nina Fawcett
Angus Macfadyen
as James Murray

Critic Reviews for The Lost City of Z

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

A rare piece of contemporary classical cinema; its virtues of methodical storytelling, traditional style and obsessive theme are ones that would have been recognized and embraced anytime from the 1930s through the 1970s.

October 16, 2016 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

It makes no major dramatic missteps, yet it could have used an added dimension - something to make the two-hour-and-20-minute running time feel like a transformative journey rather than an epic anecdotal crusade.

October 16, 2016 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

An attempt at an entirely different kind of film for Gray, and the results are revelatory and expansive while also true to his own complicated creative character.

October 15, 2016 | Full Review…
TheWrap
Top Critic

Makes some pretense toward realism while sweeping along on wings of romance last worn by David Lean.

November 17, 2016 | Full Review…
The Nation

The film skirts traditional biopic trappings by focusing more on the whys of Fawcett's obsession with exploration than just the whats and whens.

October 21, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
The Young Folks

A masterpiece. Gray turns what could have been an easy-bake nostalgia trip to Hollywood classicism-a la the original 'Mutiny on the Bounty'-into something whole contemplative, resonantly melancholic, wise, and cuttingly personal.

October 21, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
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