The Lost City

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 51
  2. Negative: 7 out of 51

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  1. JimG.
    Jun 25, 2006
    4
    Smarmy fat-cat pitty party. Who cares about these characters?
    [***SPOILERS***] Wealthy playboy has his club taken away. Then, rather than staying to fight for a principle (he doesn't have one as far as we can tell other than be rich and party) goes to New York to rebulid. Just more propaganda (note tall he political rants that accompany this flick). Would have had at least a
    Smarmy fat-cat pitty party. Who cares about these characters?
    [***SPOILERS***] Wealthy playboy has his club taken away. Then, rather than staying to fight for a principle (he doesn't have one as far as we can tell other than be rich and party) goes to New York to rebulid. Just more propaganda (note tall he political rants that accompany this flick). Would have had at least a scintillla of respect for him if he had stayed and fighted to keep Cuba free for the capitalists like his rotund, cigar-chomping tio for whom we should supposedly feel sorry. Andy Garcia is looking pudgy and seeing his manicured fingernails (after he presumably has been washing dishes for weeks) says a lot.
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  2. HansB.
    Aug 16, 2006
    6
    The film is nicely done with beautiful pictures, but there is too much dead weight, if you know what I mean. Bill Murray's charactar, the excessive dancing, the shows, etc. distracted the attention and made it all too long.
  3. A.M.
    Sep 26, 2006
    6
    I liked the story and the cinematography. The acting? Overall pretty good, although Bill Murray's character should have been axed, inappropiate and not funny. Dustin Hoffman's was too short and didn't add too much to the story. It was a little slow at times and could have been shortened. Ines Sastre was surprisingly good for a model... It just lacked something, can't I liked the story and the cinematography. The acting? Overall pretty good, although Bill Murray's character should have been axed, inappropiate and not funny. Dustin Hoffman's was too short and didn't add too much to the story. It was a little slow at times and could have been shortened. Ines Sastre was surprisingly good for a model... It just lacked something, can't put my finger on it. Directing maybe? It just didn't flow. Expand
  4. RobertI.
    Jan 27, 2007
    5
    Beautiful, elegiac, too long, sometimes too sentimental, but evocative of a place now lost.
Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. A handsome production but one that struggles to integrate its various elements -- cabaret-society glamour, intellectual fervor, family drama, impossible romance and droll humor.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    50
    A handsomely produced, deeply passionate, but seriously flawed historical epic whose reach far exceeds its grasp. Somewhere inside this overlong, sometimes engaging, often tedious affair, there may be a solid, 100-minute movie.
  3. Garcia's tale bemoans the loss of easy wealth for a precious few. Poor people are absolutely absent; Garcia and Infante seem to have thought that peasant revolutions happen for no particular reason--or at least no reason the moneyed 1 percent should have to worry about.