Rent The Lost City of Z (2016)

3.0 of 5 from 428 ratings
2h 15min
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Synopsis:
Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) - returns to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epic tale of courage and passion, 'The Lost City of Z' is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Dede Gardner, James Gray, Dale Armin Johnson, Jeremy Kleiner
Voiced By:
Barnaby Edwards
Writers:
James Gray, David Grann
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/07/2017
Run Time:
135 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Interviews with James Gray and Sienna Miller
  • Percy Fawcett Featurette
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/07/2017
Run Time:
141 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Interviews with James Gray and Sienna Miller
  • Percy Fawcett Featurette

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Reviews (9) of The Lost City of Z

Preachy creaky pc overlong film set in South America - The Lost City of Z review by PV

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This film is 3 major flaws: 1) it strives to preach 'political correctness' with lecturing through various characters - the wife, and various types lecturing about how natives are the equal of whites - and as usual via the method of having cartoony stereotyped idiot buffoon upper class white British men spouting tosh. This should all have been cut from the film because 2) it's overlong - half an hour or more - and it drags. 3) the sound is awful - the soundtrack is too loud and the dialogue sounds muffled. I used subtitles.

Watch the movie 'Gold' to see how it's done. That is a superb adventure tale.

Forget the feminist posturing, forget the pc race and diversity lecture, just TELL A STORY.

Fact is, Europeans already knew about South American cultures before this story which is early 20th C - and we've known about the Aztecs and Inca for 400 years.

This is so-so as a film but it could have been so much better. The end is made up for cinematic reasons btw - I heard a radio doc about this story last year.

But it passes the time. And it's interesting to watch a movie set in South America - but do watch the great APOCAPLYTO if you haven't to see how it could have been!

2.4 stars rounded down.

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Lacklustre biopic - The Lost City of Z review by Alphaville

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This underpowered historical drama about the adventures of Percy Fawcett in South America has a TV vibe. There’s plenty of opportunity here for jungle drama and excitement but James Gray directs by the numbers with static camera and can’t imbue his characters with any dynamism. It’s all dressing up and restrained acting, like a TV period drama. The action flits between London and the jungle with no sense of timing, pacing or development. The acting is stagey to say the least. Charlie Hunnam as Fawcett has no screen presence, while even Robert Pattinson lacks his usual charisma. Of the main characters, only Sienna Miller as the long-suffering wife rises above the film’s deadening hand.

It’s one thing to be true to Fawcett’s memory, but real life rarely has the drama or pacing required to make a successful movie plot, not when filmed as painstakingly as this. It’s a missed opportunity to do Fawcett justice and make what could have been an exciting and inspiring adventure story.

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Expliorer - The Lost City of Z review by EO

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I did enjoy this film,I didn't know about this explorer Percy Fawcett .Well acted ,it was at times overlong and the dialogue was a bit trite.Nina Fawcett played by Sienna Miller was irritating at times.She said a big speech about being equal to Percy ,then she blindly supported him going off to find Z. Great extras on the DVD about Fawcett

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