The Lost City of Z
The Lost City of Z (2017)

Based on author David Grann's nonfiction bestseller, "The Lost City of Z" tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 21, 2017
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2017
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Lost City of Z's stately pace and visual grandeur hearken back to classic exploration epics, and Charlie Hunnam turns in a masterful performance as its complex protagonist.

Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

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.

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

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.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The jungle scenes are marvellous, the 'savages' are beautiful and exotic, and the mantra that a man's 'reach should be greater than his grasp' clearly articulated.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

It's a bold journey and it's a little bonkers, but like Fawcett, "The Lost City of Z" is admirable in its resilience.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

The dream to find a lost civilization is the focus of this enthralling and involving adventure film whose themes of bravery, sacrifice and obsession play out on a spectacular reality in the unforgiving South American Jungle.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

There is an unexploitative, unsensational grounding to the whole affair that lends it dignity, but that doesn't quite justify the 140-minute runtime.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

One of the most beautiful and mysterious of all existentialist adventure films receives a deservedly lush and subtle transfer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
"The Lost City of Z" is absolutely spellbinding and beautiful. The script, cinematography, acting, costumes, hair, and direction were all excellent.… More
Gimly M.
Let it not be said that The Lost City of Z doesn't attempt something large. Let also not be said that I was entertained for more than a couple of seconds… More
KJ Proulx
I become slightly annoyed when watching films like The Lost City of Z, solely because it focusses too much on getting the story right, and leaves the pacing by… More
Charles Brennan
I feel like I'm going nuts. We went to see this based on a raft of glowing reviews from people like Anthony Lane and Peter Travers and it is without a… More
Carlos Magalhães
James Grey makes a weak film that wants to be an exciting adventure (yet it does manage to be tense at times) but is mostly uninteresting and overlong, with not… More
Glenn Gaylord
BURDEN OF HIS DREAMS - My Review of THE LOST CITY OF Z (4 Stars) Writer/Director James Gray (THE IMMIGRANT, TWO LOVERS) has been slowly and steadily building… More