Based on 56 votes and 12 reviews
A collection of men mumbling to each other in the dark. There's old men mumbling to each other in English manors. There's young men mumbling to each other in dark jungle floors. There's young men mumbling to each other in WWI trenches. There's men mumbling to each other in ship holds. That's the movie. He doesn't find an ancient city, he finds broken pottery on the jungle floor. And he spends 5 minutes studying it before he leaves, this after a months long journey to get there (up a mysterious river that flows backwards towards it's source).
Super boring. If you have insomnia, this will help.
God Charlie cant act at all...
I loved it, amazing true story.
This is a true story and the movie accurately follows the book . The period of British imperialism both before and after WW1 had many characters who were driven to achieve for the Empire and subjected themselves to almost unbelievable feats of endurance . Mallory of Everest fame also in this era is another example. There is more depth to the movie than the typical Hollywood fare.
A nice concept. But.... it was unsympathetic in a way, the lead character was selfish and maybe a bit delusional. Very sad that they were unable to find any ancient ruins, while Pachu Pichu was discovered by a different explorer. His methods must have been completely skewered.
4 snores out of 5. BORING! Dozed off a couple of times and didn't seem to make a difference in understanding the movie. Very little happens over a long period of time. Should be called The Lost City of Zzzzzzzz...
Watching this movie was an endurance test. The WWI part didn't add much to overall story, thus a rewrite of this part would helped reduce the duration of this film. The first and second treks through the jungle were good, but we were exhausted by time the third trek finally took place.
Way too long. Slow moving, muddy plot, shot with digital backgrounds. Stay home and look at some English period piece on Public TV. You'll save time and money and be better entertained.
Nobody does old school adventure movies better than the British. But this one falls flat. It has a little bit of adventure with a whole lot of 'why am I leaving home again' and again.... and again... home drama. About 50% of the movie should have been cut. More of a PBS drama than an adventure movie. A real snoozer.
Best movie in a while!! beautiful scenery and great acting!!