Lost In Translation
Lost In Translation (2003)

After making a striking directorial debut with her screen adaptation of The Virgin Suicides, Sofia Coppola offers a story of love and friendship blooming under unlikely circumstances in this comedy drama. Bob Harris (Bill Murray) is a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 3, 2004
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Effectively balancing humor and subtle pathos, Sofia Coppola crafts a moving, melancholy story that serves as a showcase for both Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Lost in Translation revels in contradictions. It's a comedy about melancholy, a romance without consummation, a travelogue that rarely hits the road.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

So far as the central relationship goes, the film is almost European in its subtlety and nuance. Cinematic cherry blossom.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Depicts a very specific mental state too shaded and delicate for most movies to feel comfortable approaching it.

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David Rooney
Variety

Very much a mood piece, the film's deft balance of humor and poignancy makes it both a pleasurable and melancholy experience.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

[Murray] can still do more with a raised eyebrow than anyone since Groucho Marx, but he's mellower and sometimes slightly poignant.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Excellent but mature film about finding a connection.

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David Ansen
Newsweek

With this film it becomes clear that Sofia Coppola is a filmmaker with eyes all her own.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

In Japan, the most extreme delicacy goes hand in hand with garishness, and Coppola offers up both for our delectation. It's a heady, hallucinatory combo.

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Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com

A relationship picture with elegant connective tissue; it's brittle and real, focused on the nuances of body language and unspoken desire, while indulging in a cheeky bit of knowing absurdity when the mood strikes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
With performances as good as this, your film is destined for greatness. "Lost in Translation" is a fairly simple story that is told wonderously and… More
Dan Schultz
A beautiful, subtle journey detailing two lonely people's lives and the chance meeting they encounter with one another in Japan. Richly detailed in… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Like all of Sofia Coppola's films, Lost in Translation is beautiful, intimate, and mesmerizing. Visually stunning--with a brilliant use of music--and… More
Apeneck Fletcher
You might have had a great day, a beautiful day, a perfect day, one time before, back in your past somewhere, a time out of familiar surroundings and away from… More
Phil Hubbs
Had to rewatch this as I've now been to Japan and seen it for myself. It makes the film much more believable and touches me in a different way now, a whole… More
Albert Kim
Looking for a good definition of what an Indie film is like? "Lost in Translation" is your answer. It's not a bad thing or a good thing, but what… More

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