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The Lost City of Z- review


“The Lost City of Z” (2017)

Directed by James Gray

Starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller

Running Time 141 Minutes, Rated PG-13

2.5 Mitch’s out of 5

Mitch Hansch/movieswithmitch.com

James Gray goes for the old school sweeping British explorer pic detailing Percy Fawcett’s (Charlie Hunnam) obsession for finding the great Amazonian city that no white man has been privy to only to have his film, “The Lost City of Z” being pulled in too many directions without having a strong clear voice about any of them.  Is this really about the bigotry of the church, or about trying to leave a legacy, or about putting your family second, or… eight other storylines?  It’s a beautiful film to look at, and Hunnam (King Arthur) shows more talent than I was aware from him, but it’s Robert Pattinson who impressed me the most with a quiet but strong performance as he is carving out a very good post-Twilight career.  The film ends it’s fleeting moments in a way that thinks it is stoic and insightful but seems rather a coward’s stab at a lack of detail.  What a loss.


 Hebrews 13:14



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