Runtime: 141 minutes
14A: coarse language, sexual situations
Directed by James Gray
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller
Languages: Mostly English with some subtitled dialogue
Rated 88% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!
Synopsis: 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 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.
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
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. -New York Observer