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Based on 23 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 60
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    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. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Falls far short of the sweep, complexity and passion it seeks. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    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. show more

  • 38
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    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. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Sometimes there's a fine line between a labor of love and a vanity project, and The Lost City, Andy Garcia's heartfelt - but hackneyed and interminable - love letter to his native Cuba, repeatedly crosses it. show more

  • 25
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    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. show more

  • July 31, 2008 bonnieamurray
    Report This User

    Andy Garcia and your supportive family for making this very touching and passionate film!Thank you, Straight from the heart! I think every part of this film was made with a sincere passion for your country. Your personal in site & perspective are awesome. When this beautiful island called Cuba and it’s people had to fight to survive and stand up for what each believed would help to bring a better Cuba. To stand up for the culture and what Cuba means to the heart.With great love & respect your cast, writing, directing, storyline, music, dance, costumes/ wardrobe design, locations, architecture, cinematography, conflicts of interest, families torn apart by different beliefs and the grief that comes from all the carnage, loss of place & of country .The farmlands, the music, and the pride gets stripped away as this small beautiful country was getting ripped apart at the seams.Families, friends, soul and conscience behind the life or death choices each forced to make. I still think that most people need to know and see more of this kind of film and the Cubans that are not always portrayed in a positive light. These films are history and often unknown to most, including myself. I am not latin but always looking to learn more especially through films like yours. Thankyou

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