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About the Movie
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 discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett — supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) — returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically scaled tale of courage and passion, told in writer/director James Gray’s classic filmmaking style, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 191
- Fresh: 166
- Rotten: 25
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The movie is 141 minutes long but you rarely feel its weight; that's how confident a filmmaker Gray has become.
Fresh: A throwback to the good old days when adventure movies had riveting performances, gorgeous camerawork and the ability to tell stories that made sense, The Lost City of Z holds attention and keeps you fascinated.
Fresh: The movie is long, but never slow, even as it leaves ample time to survey the breathtaking vistas captured by cinematographer Darius Khondji.
Fresh: 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.
Architype Pastiche, painful implausibilities
Ok, disclaimer: I've adventured deep in the Amazon, and I've wandered extensively among the ruins of ancient civilizations in Central America. This is well acted, and well-filmed, but it plays off of every simplistic tropical rainforest adventure motif, from Fitz Coraldo to Heart of Darkness to The Emerald Forest. The tensions are built from one implausible and often meaningless plot turn to the next. We'll start here: after the character's first trip, which is to have taken years, he returns to be greeted by his wife and infant son -- and his wife was pregnant when he left. She must have been pregnant for a long, long time. This is worth critiquing because it typifies many creative stretches of the imagination used to build character and tension: the sudden confrontation with the black jaguar (ok, maybe possible, but super unlikely); the sudden 'turning on' of the waterfall. thwarting our hero from his noble destiny; the boiling water from piranha's eating a man (doesn't work like that); the overly cheesy vindication that ancient civilization would be possible by discovering an amerindian agricultural system. And tripping over pottery shards on the rainforest floor, 'look at them, they are ancient!' our protagonist cries. Nope. Would never be just sitting there. Oh, and the native people's are mischaracterized throughout, though i did kinda like the stone age people using obviously metal tiki torches. But the portrayal of cannibalism and strunken heads was too much -- that's Old World (Papau New Guinea), not Amazonian. These inaccuracies only give contribute to the plot's stutterstep progression. Clearly, there is craft here, and I will follow Gray's work, but this was sloppy.
This movies a work of art and depicts the great victorian generation of exploration! The movie has great actors, director, and was actually filmed in the jungle. Overall great movie got most all the key points of the story accurate from book the only negative thing I have to say was just disappointed Jacks best friend wasn't in the movie at all. He played a big part in the ending possibly no one really knows for sure. But that's okay he wouldn't offer much on screen anyway but for the ending maybe. Whoever does not know you should read the book by David Grann. I felt as though both the book and movie go hand-in-hand pretty nice overall! Ignore any negative reviews!
Buy if you'd like to fall asleep.