The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

DVD - 2017
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The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the twentieth century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.
"The never-ending jungle proves perfectly suited to the filmmaker's lush, operatic aesthetic, as does the film's central theme of escaping one's background, through whatever means necessary."--Globe and Mail
"The movie is 141 minutes long but you rarely feel its weight; that's how confident a filmmaker Gray has become."--Boston Globe
"Gray, even as he pushes at the edges of what is filmable, never loses his capacity for creating moments of rapturous beauty. See this thing on the biggest screen you can find."--Village Voice
Publisher: [United States] : Broad Green Pictures, 2017
Edition: Widescreen ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 140 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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stse88
Aug 12, 2017

Boring and uninspiring. If this is supposed to be a celebration of a great explorer, it came off exactly opposite. The story just seemed incoherent and worse, yawn-inducing. The score seemed to be especially effective in putting you to sleep. And some of the acting was just cringe-worthy; couldn't tell if it was the script or that the actors were just bad.

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Buddhasmom
Aug 12, 2017

The Lost City of Z made me sad...sad because of the fact that this man was obsessed with going into the Amazon and trying to find a so-called lost ancient city. Also, because he left his family behind and in the end, he and his son appeared to have gotten themselves killed by the natives. The movie kept me engaged, so much so that I'm going to read the book. The author has a good style of writing that keeps me engaged. Over-all, I say to go ahead and watch this movie if you have 2 and 1/2 hours to kill.

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jimg2000
Aug 11, 2017

An engaging biodrama of the heroics of the famed Amazon explorer who inspired Indiana Jones. However, other than the river scenes, the rest of the sets were not inspiring, i.e. should be extremely exhaustive to make passage ways in a wet hostile virgin jungle due to dense and tall tropical vegetation, not to mention those dangerous wildlife as poisonous snakes, monkeys, spiders and insect swarms. 3.5 star for the life story of Percy Fawcett but barely 2 stars for the main event, the quest for the lost city of Z.

AL_KATI Aug 07, 2017

I found this a bit slow, mostly because the film tries to pack in too much history and storyline that the film felt bogged down.

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steve1111
Aug 06, 2017

If Vanity Fair's contention that The Lost City of Z is one of 2017's best movies then this promises to be a lean year indeed! I would recommend either Aguirre the Wrath of God or Mountains of the Moon for those desirous of adventure movies in the wilds (both of these are available on TAL). At 140+ minutes The Lost City of Z is too long and ultimately left this viewer unsatisfied. Alas!

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kimosloan
Aug 03, 2017

Waste your time watching this movie as he wasted his life going to the Amazon he deserted his wife deserted his family forced her to raise the children alone while the neighbors laughed at them and ridicule the children while their father was off seeking vain-glory it was truly a Fool's errand and 100 years later they found something that may have been something he wasn't a trained archaeologist he didn't know what he was looking for he then took his grown son and was lost in the Amazon and Hollywood want you to think that maybe him and his son found the city and if so then what his son married some native gal and raise the native family I doubt it how many stars how about -5 Stars a wasted life and a wasted movie vainglory what should you have done you should have stayed there and raised his family and going to regular guy I know you wanted metals and something special but it didn't happen

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lindy919
Jul 23, 2017

For most people, this will be a completely forgettable movie as, SPOILER, he never finds the lost city. Good acting and story but the fact that it all turns out to be a fool's errand was quite annoying.

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Wootex
Jul 21, 2017

Pretty much the definition of a 3 out of 5 star movie. Well made and functional on all counts, but there's nothing really here to make the movie stand out and stick with you.

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wailuabob
Jul 13, 2017

This is an interesting film but at 2:20 it's too long, at least for a single sitting. Find a break point, about after his first return, and give it a day's rest. The inner family story was overdone, in my view, you can use your fast forward and easily understand the "drama".

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re_discover
Jun 26, 2017

I watched "The Lost City of Z" at the ByTowne Cinema. It was filmed in Ireland and in Colombia. Robert Pattinson is almost unrecognizable in his role as Henry Costin.

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