Lost Horizon
Lost Horizon (1937)

This film opens on a chaotic Chinese airfield. As hordes of bandits approach, hundreds of refugees scramble to board the last plane out. Only five people make it. As the plane flies, the passengers realize that they heading in the wrong… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 1, 1937
DVD Release Date: August 31, 1999
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

Great directors are perhaps best understood by their failures, and such is the case with "Lost Horizon.

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Emanuel Levy

Boasting great production values, Frank Capra's film is still one of the most cherished fables made during the Depression era.

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James Plath
Family Home Theater

A thought-provoking drama that's worth watching if for no other reason than to be aware of this culturally significant film. It did, after all, give us the name 'Shangri-La,' which has since become synonymous with a utopian paradise on earth.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Classic Capra fantasy. Not wholly successful, but essential viewing.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Capra's most challenging film is both naive and pleasantly uplifting.

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Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

Lost Horizon (1937) is a timeless, widely-acclaimed classic romantic fantasy film that was directed by Frank Capra.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
Buddha Shrugged. I think the story Gainesburg tells at the end would make a better movie than this one.
Steve K
An absolute classic.
Aj V
This is my favourtie movie of 1937. It's long, but it's worth it. It has a great story of a group of people who get stranded on an island and… More
John Ballantine
Pieces of this are missing but it is nonetheless compelling. Ronald Colman's trip to Shangra La is helped with the black and white and mystery about a time… More
Michael Gildea
It's easy to forget that Lost Horizon is a Frank Capra movie. It has very little of the concentrated feel good quality that most of his other movies have.… More
Lesley N
Conway, kidnapped by Chang after a plane crash, is taken to a Tibetan Mountain Utopia where there's food for all, long life, unlimited gold, simplistic… More