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 14, 2017
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Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly

There's something glorious about Spider-Man, Edward Cullen and a would-be Christian Grey coming together in a highbrow drama.

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Owen Gleiberman
Variety

It makes no major dramatic missteps, yet it could have used an added dimension - something to make the two-hour-and-20-minute running time feel like a transformative journey rather than an epic anecdotal crusade.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

The Lost City of Z is a finely drawn period piece that suffers from its less than heroic central character.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

The grandeur of this movie is off the charts. For a certain kind of old-school film fan, someone who believes in shapely, classical proportions and an epic yarn told over time, it will be the revelation of the year.

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Dan Callahan
TheWrap

An attempt at an entirely different kind of film for Gray, and the results are revelatory and expansive while also true to his own complicated creative character.

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Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

An evocative and well-made period piece, albeit one that misses the breadth and depth of the David Lean epics it sometimes recalls.

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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter

A rare piece of contemporary classical cinema; its virtues of methodical storytelling, traditional style and obsessive theme are ones that would have been recognized and embraced anytime from the 1930s through the 1970s.

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Paul Whitington
Irish Independent

James Gray's long but very entertaining film reminds us of the derring-do that once drove Britons to overrun the globe.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)

The Lost City Of Z is ambitious and well made and full of incidental interest but you can't help feeling that it's a missed opportunity.

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