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Based on 23 Reviews
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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    You realize fairly early in the film that there will be no emotional payoff. Just an hour and a half of vacation photos in motion. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    More than anything, the movie makes the viewer want to hop on a plane and visit Iceland. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A series of picaresque adventures in a notably picturesque land. Is it enough to sustain anything resembling dramatic momentum? For a while it isn't, but then, unexpectedly, it is. show more

  • 60
    New York Daily News

    The lack of narrative fireworks is, oddly, the movie’s big gimmick. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Land Ho! is appealing for not going the route of easy gags and dumbed-down humor. show more

  • 65
    Eric D. Snider

    Though its uncluttered simplicity and refreshing lack of cliches render it sublimely enjoyable, the film never digs deep enough to give itself much weight. show more

  • 90
    Diane Garrett The Wrap

    A balm for the harried soul, Land Ho! is part travelogue, part therapy session. Watching it could inspire you to call an old friend or book a trip to an exotic locale. Maybe both. show more

  • 88
    Chris Cabin Slant Magazine

    That the filmmakers consistently catch the nuances of character that bind the two men to each other, rather than simply tracing the pros and cons of their dispositions, is what gives the film its melancholic yet vibrant resonance. show more

  • 88

    In movies, there’s “character driven,” and then there’s “CHARACTER driven.” Earl Lynn Nelson, who plays one of the two lead roles in Land Ho! a truly disarming and beguiling movie, seems from all indications to be an all-caps character. show more

  • 75
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    The film, written and directed by Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz, is slow as Christmas, but the two protagonists grow on you, like a Virginia creeper vine climbing a garden wall. show more

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