Film Review: The Lost City
If you are after a “fun night” and enjoyed it Romanticize the stone (1984), this movie could be just the ticket, said Brian Viner in the Daily Mail. Sandra Bullock plays Loretta Sage, an archaeologist-turned-novelist who is kidnapped by a rogue English media tycoon (Daniel Radcliffe) and taken to a “forgotten” Atlantic island in search of a priceless artifact he believes may be there is buried. It wasn’t long, however, before the “decent but somber model” (Channing Tatum) featured on Sage’s book covers arrived, determined to “make life a replication of art” by offering her saves lives. Bullock and Tatum have “a simple, winning chemistry,” and Brad Pitt, who plays an “alpha male tracker,” steals the few scenes he stars in, but alas, they’re all let down by Radcliffe, who “thunderously miscasts.” ” became ” as a villain and exudes about as much menace as a ” ham and cheese sandwich “.
Not long ago, said Robbie Collin The Daily Telegraph, a “sizzling comedy in which two brand stars are amusingly stranded on a tropical island,” would have been a sure hit. These days, that kind of goofy, escapist fluff looks “almost quaint.” Still, the film could be called “knowingly dated” as it seems designed to make you wish they’d still made “big, broad” and “cheesy” movies like this one.
“I wasn’t very pleased,” Donald Clarke said in The Irish Time. The film is fun, but only “about 50%” as much fun as it thinks it is, and there are also “bursts of extreme violence” that feel “puzzlingly incongruous.” Still, it’s a “pleasure” to see something “unpretentiously carefree” like that, and I can think of “worse ways to relax” in an evening.
https://www.theweek.co.uk/arts-life/culture/film/956499/film-review-the-lost-city Film Review: The Lost City