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      Lost Horizon

      G Released Mar 14, 1973 2h 23m Musical List
      14% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 45% Audience Score 250+ Ratings An airplane hijacking leaves a diplomat (Peter Finch) and other Westerners in the Tibetan utopia Shangri-La. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Pauline Kael New Yorker Jarrot's version lacks visual contrasts, the narrative has no energy, and the pauses for the pedagogic songs are so awkward. Sep 13, 2023 Full Review Vincent Canby New York Times The conjunction of truth and lies hardly seems accidental in a film that sets out to recall a kind of filmmaking now lost, but succeeds only in denting pleasant memories. Rated: 2.5/5 May 6, 2006 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times The material is so slight it can hardly bear the weight of music, and it sinks altogether during a series of the most incompetent and clumsy dance numbers I've ever seen. Rated: 1/4 May 6, 2006 Full Review Eddie Harrison ...A farce, a farrago, and a disaster, Lost Horizon has the reputation of a complete turkey, and even the most revisionist viewer can only reach the same conclusion; this ain't no Shangri La.... Rated: 1/5 May 1, 2021 Full Review Judith Crist Texas Monthly The musical aspects are the most disastrous because the cast is a first-rate one in straight performance. Jun 12, 2020 Full Review Shane Burridge At the moment the characters descend into the valley of Shangri-La, the film, in unconscious critical mimicry, goes downhill Jan 25, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      john r This big budget movie is at best a poor man's fantasy island. Unfortunately the Burt Bacharach songs don't help at all. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/16/24 Full Review CodyZamboni Movie is harmless. It's campy and silly. The production design is cheap and tacky. The song and dance numbers are forgettable, But the story held my attention, and the final half hour is a home run - gripping, haunting, and bittersweet, as Peter Finch comes to grips with faith versus reason. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/24 Full Review Audience Member Lost Horizon had a lot of bad qualities that I would consider lost in this film. The following in this film was lost: acting (especially from Sally Kellerman, Olivia Hussey, and Bobby Van), writing (Larry Kramer), and direction (Charles Jarrott). Whoever thought making a remake musical version of Lost Horizon was a good idea should've been fired by Columbia Pictures. Due to the most pathetic dance numbers with tacky moments this Horizon was a lost cause. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member How many things can go wrong in a film? Start with the casting. For a musical, you'd think they would case people who can sing. OK, there are dubbings in musicals but here nearly everyone is dubbed. It is easy to see who is dubbed because those not singing look like they are going through the motions. The choreography is dreadful. In fact, there is no choreographer in the credits. The lyrics are horrible. The music has its moments but is mediocre. On the plus side, the orchestrators did a great job, providing some good musical moments. There is no overture, just a putrid opening song. Then the "musical" goes about 30 minutes without music. What were they thinking here? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member I really had no idea what to expect, A stellar cast with the who's who of the 70's. Thought it would be an old fashion adventure movie. It start's out ok, was some what watchable, until... THE SINGING AND DANCING STARTED. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member A lot of time has passed since 1973. I was 14 and loved this movie. I had no knowledge of the 1937 version at the time. I took it for what it was, great songs by Hal David and Burt Bacharach. They just put them in the wrong movie. I realize Lost Horizon isn't great art, but I certainly appreciated the message. I feel joyful whenever I watch it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis An airplane hijacking leaves a diplomat (Peter Finch) and other Westerners in the Tibetan utopia Shangri-La.
      Charles Jarrott
      Ross Hunter
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 14, 1973, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 18, 2015
      2h 23m
      Sound Mix
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