The Lost City of Z Reviews

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September 8, 2017
The film ... is too scattershot in its approach to have much impact.
August 23, 2017
You'll leave your scepticism at the door if you're going to have a good time here.
April 24, 2017
Miller's riveting, heartfelt portrayal etches a delicate picture underneath the colorful, wild portrait of Fawcett - of the losses suffered at home in service of greater ambitions and fantastical dreams.
April 22, 2017
Although The Lost City of Z held my interest, it felt like a missed opportunity. Like too many biographical movies, this one tries to do too much.
April 21, 2017
There is an unexploitative, unsensational grounding to the whole affair that lends it dignity, but that doesn't quite justify the 140-minute runtime.
April 21, 2017
The never-ending jungle proves perfectly suited to the filmmaker's lush, operatic aesthetic, as does the film's central theme of escaping one's background, through whatever means necessary.
April 21, 2017
It's a bold journey and it's a little bonkers, but like Fawcett, "The Lost City of Z" is admirable in its resilience.
April 20, 2017
Hunnam expertly conveys Fawcett's bravery, spirit and sometimes reckless nature. At times we sense even he knows he might never find absolute proof of the City of Z - but he'll die trying if he must.
April 20, 2017
The Lost City of Z eschews multiplex formulae in favour of the jungle of the mind, a much more fertile place to explore.
April 20, 2017
The movie is long, but never slow, even as it leaves ample time to survey the breathtaking vistas captured by cinematographer Darius Khondji.
April 20, 2017
Writer-director James Gray stages all this with an impressive sense of narrative scale.
April 20, 2017
If you long for a film in the tradition of such grown-up entertainments as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "The English Patient," this is one to get lost in.
Top Critic
April 20, 2017
A throwback to the good old days when adventure movies had riveting performances, gorgeous camerawork and the ability to tell stories that made sense, The Lost City of Z holds attention and keeps you fascinated.
April 20, 2017
The movie is 141 minutes long but you rarely feel its weight; that's how confident a filmmaker Gray has become.
April 20, 2017
Gray expertly shows the massiveness of these undertakings ... and also the spirit of adventure required of someone who knows nature can't be tamed but can't stop trying.
April 20, 2017
Film by film, Gray is becoming a truer, more effective version of the filmmaker inside him.
April 20, 2017
To really appreciate "The Lost City of Z," it would help not to consider its hero a complete idiot.
April 20, 2017
The jungle scenes, shot in the Colombian rain forest, convey an oppressive sense of an alien land where Fawcett and his teams of fellow explorers are unwelcome intruders.
April 17, 2017
With its bluff, romantic resuscitation of the cinema's classic adventure-tale genre and tone, it's perhaps Gray's most radical attempt at abstraction and displacement.
April 14, 2017
The Lost City of Z is a miraculous movie, at once moving, intimidating, and gorgeous to behold.
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