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: 88% 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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Molly Laich
Missoula Independent

While it didn't exactly make me feel anything, I'm confident that for others, the elements are there to be felt.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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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Sr. Rose Pacatte
St. Anthony Messenger

It's very much a classic adventure movie, and I enjoyed it very much.

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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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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

"The Lost City of Z" is flush with the sort of breathtaking stuff that even the most amazing CGI can't provide. Cinematographer Darius Khondji is the obvious hero, but a lot of the credit goes to the cast.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
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
Kevin Mozulay
Lost City of Z is a welcome change of pace in a season where production value sells over story. It's a slow-burning yet epic adventure about an explorer… 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
Tyler Harper
Lost City of Z is a entertaining drama that is one of the best of the 2010s
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
Serge Elia
An amazing film, with a great performance from Charlie Hunnam as the disturbed Percy Fawcett, and a great sense of adventure :D