The Lost City of Z

Genre:  Action/Adventure
Running Time:  140 min.
In theatres: April 21, 2017
DVD/Blu-ray: July 11, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 2.93
based on 42 votes and 7 reviews
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Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland

Synopsis

The incredible true story of British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon in 1906 and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization. Despite ridicule from the scientific establishment who perceive indigenous peoples as savages, Fawcett is driven at any cost to learn about the ways in which those of the Amazon eke out a living.

He is supported by his wife (Sienna Miller), and throughout his numerous treks, encouraged by his son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp Henry Costin (Robert Pattinson).

Based on author David Grann's nonfiction bestseller of the same name.

Director: James Gray
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, James Gray, Dale Armin Johnson
Screenplay: James Gray
Official Site: LostCityofZ.com

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  • 4 stars "This is a true story and the movie accurately follows the book . The period of British imperialism both before and after WW1 had many characters who were driven to achieve for the Empire and subjected themselves to almost unbelievable feats of endurance . Mallory of Everest fame also in this era is another example. There is more depth to the movie than the typical Hollywood fare."
  • 2 stars "A nice concept. But.... it was unsympathetic in a way, the lead character was selfish and maybe a bit delusional. Very sad that they were unable to find any ancient ruins, while Pachu Pichu was discovered by a different explorer. His methods must have been completely skewered."
  • 2 stars "4 snores out of 5. BORING! Dozed off a couple of times and didn't seem to make a difference in understanding the movie. Very little happens over a long period of time. Should be called The Lost City of Zzzzzzzz..."