Lost River

Lost River

Lost River

Ryan Gosling makes his writing and directing feature debut with this experimental thriller following a teenager who, after his mother is swept into a dark underworld, travels down a road that leads to a secret, underwater town. Stars Iain De Caestecker (Filth), Christina Hendricks (Drive), Saoirse Ronan (Byzantium) and Eva Mendes (The Place Beyond the Pines).

2014Rating: MA15+, MA15+Strong themes, bloody violence and coarse language105 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

Gosling makes an altogether inauspicious debut with this risible slab of Detroit gothic.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Owes a sizable debt to David Lynch and to Nicolas Winding Refn, but it reveals Mr. Gosling as a filmmaker with a poetic sensibility of his own.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Comes across as the work of a poseur, but it's not that far away from being the striking, left-field cult vision Gosling clearly hoped it would be.

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SBS

SBS

A gruesome fairy tale of evil banks and sunken dreams, Lost River is a fantastically awful misfire from actor turned writer/director Ryan Gosling.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A mess, but it's the best mess possible, an evocative grab-bag of images and moods with a heartfelt sincerity and conflicting impulses of romantic melancholy and hardscrabble hopefulness.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A visual and aural sensory bath that shows some real flair but feels madly derivative at every moment.

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BBC

BBC

It's the work of a surprisingly confident and experimental young filmmaker, even if he's not yet confident enough to move beyond his influences.

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