The Loneliest Planet
The Loneliest Planet (2012)

Alex and Nica are young, in love and engaged to be married. The summer before their wedding, they are backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. The couple hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 26, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 26, 2013
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The source material that inspired The Loneliest Planet may be brief, but this adaptation of a Tom Bissell short story compensates with studious, finely detailed filmmaking, haunting visuals, and thought-provoking subtext.

David Thomson
The New Republic

You have to see The Loneliest Planet, for it is one of those works that prepares you for life, that make you wary, alive and responsible, and which ... well, you'll never forget it.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Why expend more energy on the film than its makers did?

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J. Hoberman

A triumphantly visual movie, The Loneliest Planet develops an interplay between freedom and confinement.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

You hope for these characters, and that hope carries the film.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Loktev has written and directed with a haunting emphasis on the shortcomings of some interpersonal communication.

Jim Schembri

Writer/director Julia Loktev, a New York filmmaker born in Russia, skilfully uses stillness and the vastness of the Caucasus Mountains to frame her trio of characters in psychological quicksand.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Though it's not without virtues, "The Loneliest Planet" may try the patience of even the most dedicated lovers of art film.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

I can't deny that her scheme is dramatically effective, though I left the movie more conscious of the scheme than the drama.

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Simon Miraudo

Frankly, I've greatly enjoyed discussing the film, whereas I merely tolerated the experience of actually watching it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Markus Robinson
While it does have something profound to say about relationships and how one moment can make or break them, "The Loneliest Planet" takes so long to… More
Alec Barniskis
It may be about 20-30 minutes too long, but its so earnest in its attempt to dissect this relationship and how its affected by one small but devastating act… More
Walter M.
As beautiful as some of the scenery is, the most remarkable thing surprisingly about "The Loneliest Planet" is sound. For example, even before the… More
Luke Eberhardt
"The Loneliest Planet" is about an american couple on holiday in Eastern Europe, Georgia accompanied by a guide they befriend. It started out promsing… More