Land Ho!HD Closed Captioning
Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens
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About the Movie
Mitch, a bawdy former surgeon, convinces mild‐mannered Colin, his ex‐brother‐in‐law, to embark on an unplanned trip to Iceland with him. In an effort to get their grooves back, the odd couple set off on a road trip that takes them through trendy Reykjavík to the rugged outback. Mitch and Colin’s picaresque adventures through Iceland evolve into a candid exploration of aging, loneliness and friendship.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 90
- Fresh: 73
- Rotten: 17
- Average Rating: 6.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: As a performance showcase it's intriguing simply because Eenhoorn and Nelson barely belong to the same species, so different are they in demeanor.
Rotten: You realize fairly early in the film that there will be no emotional payoff. Just an hour and a half of vacation photos in motion.
Fresh: A marvelous slice of lo-fi whimsy about two duffers, longtime acquaintances in the gray zone between middle age and old age, who up and travel from Kentucky to the Land of Fire and Ice.
Fresh: The gorgeous scene stealer in this gentle-spirited road movie is the country of Iceland, depicted in breathtaking wide-angle shots by cinematographer Andrew Reed.
Absolutely no plot or character growth at all. Zippo! Nodda! It seems as though someone wanted a reason to visit Iceland and be able to call it work in order to write it off. The premise of this movie has such potential but this movie falls way short. Don't waste your money on this one. I wish I hadn't. I think I chuckled once.
Could be greatly improved if they had used real actors, had a director and a script. I want my money back.
The trailer is exciting. The actually movie is very dull. Two graying men, each wrestling with some changes in their lives (a forced retirement, a divorce) travel around Iceland and talk. The conversation is not very interesting, nor is there much change in the characters that might have made the story feel like, well, a movie. Critics and film aficionados may adore the “realness.” Others will just probably wish they chose another movie.