The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

By James Gray

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2017-04-14
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 21min
  • Director: James Gray
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  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 0.99
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The Lost City of Z Description

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.

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The Lost City of Z Movie Reviews

  • Spectacular Visual and Storyline

    One of the great adventure movies of all time! So glad I found it, I’ve watched it at least 4 times now
  • Very slow, very long

    Not sure what the director was trying to achieve with drawn out slow dialogue and an extremely slow pace. Painful to watch.
  • Adc89

    This movie had no direction. It started out ok and then just plummeted. Very disappointed.
  • Lost City of Zzzzzzzzzzz

    a.k.a. MAELSTROM
    BORING...could hardly stay awake for this.
  • Free On Amazon

    This is an Amazon Prime Original. Not sure why it’s for sale on here. Anyone with Amazon Prime can watch it for free. I’m about to find out if it’s as worthless a movie as all the reviews say.
  • Why Hollywood, why?

    I genuinely do not understand Hollywood's need to take perfectly good source material and stick their finger in it. The book this movie was based on was truly fascinating and well written. There was no need to mess with it at all. The motivations and storyline made more sense in the book and there was zero reason to mess with it. Despite messing with the story, the movie itself was not as well made as it could be. The main problem for me was that the director tried to do too much. He should have cut out elements of the story in an effort to tell the rest better. Above all, the passage of time would have been the best plot element that is really neglected. At no point do you get a sense of the work and time and effort and difficulty of the jungle and that was a huge strength in the book. I was really,really looking forward to this movie and was sadly disapointed.
  • Slow & Dull

  • Boring

    Boring storyline not enough action what a boring movie
  • The Lost City of Zzzzzzzzz

    I'm not even lying when I say I fell asleep 15 minutes in. This movie was so boring, it did the book no justice. I watched it for Tom Holland, but didn't even get to his part because, as I said I fell asleep 15 minutes in. I had a good nap though, that's about the only thing this movie is good for
  • Wasn't hoping for much.

    Good casting, great script, good editing and a good message. Truly recommended.
  • 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.
  • Read below.

    Let me try and prevent a number of suicides and a slew of divorces. STAY AWAY!!!!
  • Clunky and not an easy watch

    Burdened by the Edwardian context and the trappings of the biopic, the first act is plodding and inconsistent. By the second act the film finally reaches a stride. Then the third act goes from a realistic narrative to an love artistic journey. It was not an easy film to watch because it felt like three films in one... but it left me a bit haunted. I came to the film without an understanding of the subject and now have a desire to read a bit more. I suspect, however, I may not revisit this film again.
  • a real movie

    move eee a holic
    all around well made solid film that is worth watching I really enjoyed it
  • Ech

    Two and a half hours of going nowhere. This is not a documentary, it veers from the factual record. That's not the problem. The problem is it doesn't veer anywhere close to far enough. There's no story here!
  • Good but....

    If you are looking for a ginat blockbuster action film, this is not it. But, if you want a perspective of the times and the attitudes of the day, then they did a fine job. Yes the performances seem a little wooden, but they are still good. Yes it is wort the time when you are in the mood for a little eduction. Filmnd in Columbia, close enough.
  • Tedious and uninspired

    Only the WSJ gave this film the review it deserved by saying it lacked passion. I'd like to bill the filmmakers for the 2.5 hours of wasted time I spent enduring this. Shame on The NY Times and Vanity Fair reviewers for saying this was great- I used to trust them. Boooo
  • Adventure into mediocrity

    If you don't know the incredible story of Z, then this is a satisfactory, workman-like film. Can't help feeling like a huge missed opportunity. The script is quite dull and uninspired. Charlie Hunnam struggles without a building-sized robot to distract, and the cinematography is such that you could just as easily be in Tarzana. Never felt the majesty of the Amazon. Not bad though. Solid production.

    Movie Master96
    This movie really pulled me in. Everyone moment I was surprised and it took my breath away. It's unbelievable that it's based off a true story. The man was like a real life Indiana Jones and there was so much European culture from early 1900s and South American culture as well. Just a fantastic!
  • Not promising

    JB True Talk
    All over the place... than ends. Not to promising.

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