The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

Streaming Video - 2017
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Based on author David Grann's nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) - returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically scaled tale of courage and passion, told in writer/director James Gray's classic filmmaking style, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession.


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TacomaLibrary May 05, 2018

The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the twentieth century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.

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Jun 01, 2019

I though it was a pretty good movie. Not my favorite. I thought it didn’t have to be 2 hours and 40 something minutes. It was very well acted. Spider-Man is in it😊 haha Tom Holland! He is great! As always!
Over all I gave this 4 star.
Warning: It’s sad!

Apr 12, 2019

If you like to see real time periods in the past, this is excellent. Well done on explorer 1905 to 1925, his life, attitudes, and society.

Mar 11, 2019

felt lacking but it wasn't "bad"

Mar 08, 2019

I recommend the book this is based on, by David Grann.

Jan 16, 2019

Okay, but I failed to see how this story was so remarkable a movie had to be made about it?? Unlike Hidden Figures, I didn't think to myself afterwards "I can't believe I've never heard of this guy before!"

Jan 04, 2019

I wanted to like this movie so much. It's a great story and I love the cast. However, the film suffers from poor editing. The film has a runtime of 141 minutes, and you feel every minute of the film. It is just SO long and dull.

Dec 03, 2018

One can see why a filmmaker would be taken by this tale and want to bring it to the screen. Perhaps David Lean could have done it; but James Gray, the director and writer of this attempt, definitely could not. The players are generally up to it, but they are saddled with dialogue that is a serial embarrassment. There are decent scenes, to be sure, but the whole is unconvincing, long and and tedious. Sole redeeming factor: we get to look at Sienna Miller's extraordinarily lovely face from time to time.

Nov 23, 2018

Was expecting better,

Oct 17, 2018

This type of movie deserves a wide audience for the simple fact that it is based on real events. So many scenes send your senses reeling for a multitude of reasons based on emotion. For me, one big juxtaposition is calling the old world (Europe) civilized in one scene and in the next they are at war killing with a gas. There are many lessons in this movie that I will watch again in time.

May 30, 2018

Save your time. I managed to watch this "sleeper" of a film from beginning to end, in some silly hope that I would be gifted with something remarkable. I won't spoil anything suffice to say that the toast remained burnt and flavourless throughout. In other words, if you fell asleep you should not have any regrets upon your awakening.

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