Lost in Translation Synopsis
A middle-aged actor (Bill Murray) falls for a young woman (Scarlett Johansson) in Tokyo.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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The oringinal Scoot M16: A great orignal story

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This is one of my favorite movies because it has great acting and i love the whole idea of just being two strangers that have never met and then become good friends and finally become romaticaly...

Masterpiece of Cinematography

By Precision40
Billy Murray, what else can you say about this guy? Stuck alone in a hotel room between photo shoots, not wanting to be there in the first place, he spends his time in the hotel bar where he meets...

LOST IN TRASLATION Is a HUGE Movie Disovery

By lugubriousthespian
Sofia Coppola's intimate character study of intersecting lives strewn amidst alienation is a quietly beautiful movie of lost and last chances. Bill Murray has never been more wonderfully understated...

A great story of Friendship

By DALOERO
This movie does a great job at showing how people can make the most unlikely friends in the most unlikely place....

Bill Murray is marvelous

By redyeah
This is one of the most beautifully shot films I've seen in awhile. Bill Murray is so good as the drained actor sent to Japan for a gig. Scarlett Johansson is just as good as wife of the busy...

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Bill Murray Shines

By Enatai
I was actually dragged to this movie by my friends, and ended up loving it. Murray plays a guy on a trip to Japan to do some acting work in a commercial there. Feeling washed-up, apathetic, and...

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Rated R | For Some Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Excellent but mature film about finding a connection.
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