• Released
  • April 28, 2006
  • R , 2 hr 23 min
  • Drama
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Throbbing with music, seething with anger and romance, The Lost City is a film that breaks your heart, bewilders, alienates and ravishes you by turns.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie evokes that long-ago world carefully and with a certain poetry; it was shot in the Dominican Republic. There is a lot of music, much of it from the period and performed by the same musicians or their successors.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
A handsome production but one that struggles to integrate its various elements -- cabaret-society glamour, intellectual fervor, family drama, impossible romance and droll humor.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Falls far short of the sweep, complexity and passion it seeks.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Bill Murray plays the secondary role of a nameless American gag writer brimming with one-liners about the absurdity of Cuban life, Dustin Hoffman has a cameo as kvetching gangster Meyer Lansky.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The story may be scattered and sagging and the picture may have little emotional impact -- certainly nothing to justify the epic running time -- but Garcia at least succeeds in making Havana in the 1950s seem like a vibrant, special place. He doesn't exactly make the audience care, but he does make the audience understand why he cares, and that's something.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Though the filmmaker's feel for his Cuban heritage is bone-deep, it's a glazed and dolorous movie - a depressed epic.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
When an intensely emotional scene calls for the voice to break, call in Andy Garcia. He does the best voice-breaking, half-choked sob of anguish in the business, and he does it a lot in Lost City, his well-meaning directorial debut.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The lower orders seem to have been left out of The Lost City -- there just aren't any poor characters -- which for a movie about a workers' revolution seems downright slipshod.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The Lost City is Andy Garcia's ballad to Havana during the Cuban revolution. You'll have to forgive the penthouse view, though -- it's the only one Garcia can seem to find.
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47 out of 100
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