100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Longer on atmosphere and observation than on story, but you don't mind: Coppola maintains her quietly charged tone with a certainty that would be unbelievable in a second film if you didn't suspect genetics had a hand.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This year's must-see film.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Smart, funny, and splendidly acted.
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Giddily funny in a singularly American idiom, and shot, by Lance Acord, with an eagle eye for cultural absurdities, Ms. Coppola's film is also a meditation on love and longing, shot through with a sensibility that's all the more surprising for being so unfashionably tender.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
What's astonishing about Sofia Coppola's enthralling new movie is the precision, maturity, and originality with which the confident young writer-director communicates so clearly in a cinematic language all her own.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A delicate, beautifully observed study of impossible romance, Lost in Translation is one of the best films this year.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie contains priceless slapstick from Bill Murray, finely tuned performances by Murray and the beautiful Scarlett Johansson and a visual and aural design that cultivates a romantic though melancholy mood.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Don't stall about seeing Sofia Coppola's altogether remarkable Lost in Translation. It's a class-act liftoff for the fall movie season. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson give performances that will be talked about for years.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A smartly written, confidently directed film that delivers big laughs while developing two of the year's most earnest characters and some of its most rewarding sentiments.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Romantic comedies with two low-key leads can be asking for trouble, but one senses that the actors must have clicked on some fundamental level.
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89 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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