Lost River
Lost River (2014)

Ryan Gosling tries his hand at writing and directing with this fantasy thriller starring Christina Hendricks as a mother struggling to protect her kids in a dreamlike city. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

It's an oneiric hymn to destruction, an Armageddon anthem - a movie to see, if at all, under the influence.

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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter

A visual and aural sensory bath that shows some real flair but feels madly derivative at every moment.

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Fiona Williams

A gruesome fairy tale of evil banks and sunken dreams, Lost River is a fantastically awful misfire from actor turned writer/director Ryan Gosling.

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Jordan Hoffman

Ryan Gosling wanted to make an art film and, despite some dull patches, pretty much succeeded.

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Justin Chang

Ryan Gosling makes an altogether inauspicious debut with this risible slab of Detroit gothic.

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William Goss
Film School Rejects

Any five minutes of the film would be well-suited to a cool music video, with only the last fifteen minutes or so threatening to become genuinely, giddily unhinged.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

A chimeric stroke job that leaves you utterly unfulfilled.

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Kent Turner

It's fitting that in the credits [Gosling] thanks Guillermo del Toro, though perhaps he really should thank David Lynch.

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David Sexton
This is London

These days models turn designer, footballers become managers - and actors direct. Why not? Lost River, Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, is why not.

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