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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    There's no getting around it. Though it's not without virtues, The Loneliest Planet may try the patience of even the most dedicated lovers of art film. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Blink your eyes and you've lost track of them, but one of the interesting things about the experience is that you don't want to lose track; though the film moves as slowly as its hikers, it demands, and deserves, to be watched closely. (The cinematographer was Inti Briones.) show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Writer-director Julia Loktev sustains the tension for long, Antonioni-esque passages that portend something momentous. The film delivers in unexpected ways, and then ponders what it means. show more

  • 70
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    The story is carefully constructed, with moments that seem offhand initially, but are later revealed as crucial. show more

  • 95

    One of the finest of the year, The Loneliest Planet is based on a short story by Tom Bissell that's itself inspired by a famous Hemingway work, "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber." show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The movie captures a kind of tragedy of self. show more

  • 63
    Andrew Schenker Slant Magazine

    Much of the film's final act is given to alienated walking, which too often plays as an abstract study of triangular arrangements in which non-speaking figures move across a barren terrain. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    All of this grows tiresome. We're given no particular reason at the outset of The Loneliest Planet to care about these people, our interest doesn't grow along the way, the landscape grows repetitive, the director's approach is aggressively minimalist, and if you ask me, this romance was not made in heaven. show more

  • 50
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Gorgeous surroundings don't make up for sulky, feuding travel companions. show more

  • 80
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Adjust to the deliberate rhythms of this hiking movie-set on the lush slopes of Georgia's Caucasus Mountains - and the psychological payoff stings like a blister. show more

  • May 28, 2013 ni00000000151797
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    Need a 0 star option. What a hunk of bordom. I would not recommend this movie even to the most eccentric of my filmy friends. Put it on your not to watch list.

  • February 28, 2013 fr00000000140141
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    Is there an option for 0 stars. Utter waste of time. This movie hinges on a \"moment\" that supposedly you can\'t miss... well I say miss it and the whole movie as well. The trailer is misleading it implies tension and drama; there is NOT any. Characters 0/10 Story 0/10 Camera 1/10 Music N/A

  • November 22, 2012 jk00000000132378
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    Beautiful photography. Well-considered story line.

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