The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

True-life drama about Col. Percival Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), a British explorer who disappeared while searching for a mysterious Amazonian city in the 1920s. Written and directed by four-time Palme d'Or nominee James Gray (Two Lovers).

"James Gray's emotionally and visually resplendent epic tells the story of Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett, the British military-man-turned-explorer whose search for a lost city deep in the Amazon grows into an increasingly feverish, decades-long magnificent obsession that takes a toll on his reputation, his home life with his wife (Sienna Miller) and children, and his very existence." (New York Film Festival)

2016Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language141 minsUSA
ActionAdventureDramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical
91%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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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Total Film

Total Film

press

With lush visuals, intelligent performances and a lingering lyricism, this is an instant classic that cements Hunnam's star power.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

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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.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

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As Fawcett presses on, walking and sailing through dense shadow, streaming light and canopies of variegated green, the natural world comes fantastically alive with strange animal cries, stirring trees, roiling fog and frighteningly violent eddies.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

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The Lost City of Z links every weathered look that Percy Fawcett throws to the heart of his spiritual yearning.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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An incandescent reminder that the world's most beautiful mysteries endure precisely because they remain unsolved.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

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An engaging, provocative story of one man’s obsession, set at a time when all the corners of the maps had yet to be filled in.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Solid and stately, a '70s-feeling jungle adventure film that's more of a thought-provoker than an excitement-inducer. But there's nothing wrong with that.

4.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

A masterpiece. Gray turns what could have been an easy-bake nostalgia trip to Hollywood classicism-a la the original 'Mutiny on the Bounty'-into something whole contemplative, resonantly melancholic, wise, and cuttingly personal.

5.0
0

There's something about jungle movies and their epic scale and grandeur. It's a tried and true formula and The Lost City of Z follows in the same vein as its predecessors such as Fitzcarraldo, Embrace of the Serpent and many others (there is a very pleasing easter egg /homage to the former). Charlie Hunnam redeems himself from any previous transgressions ...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

With lush visuals, intelligent performances and a lingering lyricism, this is an instant classic that cements Hunnam's star power.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As Fawcett presses on, walking and sailing through dense shadow, streaming light and canopies of variegated green, the natural world comes fantastically alive with strange animal cries, stirring trees, roiling fog and frighteningly violent eddies.

0
Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

The Lost City of Z links every weathered look that Percy Fawcett throws to the heart of his spiritual yearning.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

An incandescent reminder that the world's most beautiful mysteries endure precisely because they remain unsolved.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

An engaging, provocative story of one man’s obsession, set at a time when all the corners of the maps had yet to be filled in.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Solid and stately, a '70s-feeling jungle adventure film that's more of a thought-provoker than an excitement-inducer. But there's nothing wrong with that.

4.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

A masterpiece. Gray turns what could have been an easy-bake nostalgia trip to Hollywood classicism-a la the original 'Mutiny on the Bounty'-into something whole contemplative, resonantly melancholic, wise, and cuttingly personal.

5.0
0

There's something about jungle movies and their epic scale and grandeur. It's a tried and true formula and The Lost City of Z follows in the same vein as its predecessors such as Fitzcarraldo, Embrace of the Serpent and many others (there is a very pleasing easter egg /homage to the former). Charlie Hunnam redeems himself from any previous transgressions ...

4.0
0