The Lost City – Movie Review

The Lost City will be in theaters starting March 25th.

The Lost City - Movie Review

Could The Lost City be the next Romancing The Stone or Jewel Of The Nile? This Action-Adventure includes A-list stars that are sure to conjure up explosive chemistry. Watch Miss Congeniality, Magic Mike, Harry Potter, and Joe Black navigate the dangerous jungle.


The Lost City is about a brilliant but reclusive author Loretta Sage played by Sandra Bullock. She has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels. Those novels feature a handsome cover model Alan, played by Channing Tatum. Unfortunately, he as has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.”

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While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire played by Daniel Radcliffe. He hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story. Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. But, thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive the elements and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever.

The Lost City starts strong but loses momentum as soon as its glorified cameo exits the plot. There is tons of star power in this movie. You would think a film with Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt, and Daniel Radcliffe would be a home run. Unfortunately, it is far from that due to the limited screen time for Pitt and Radcliffe’s character. But this film did persuade me that Brad Pitt needs to play Dog The Bounty Hunter in a feature film, and Daniel Radcliffe would make a great Wolverine in the MCU.

In addition, the film is filled with poorly written jokes. As a result, I don’t think the audience will experience any authentic laugh-out-loud moments. This makes me conclude that there were numerous rewrites during the filming of The Lost City or no truly qualified person was able to handle the on-screen comedy.


I give The Lost City 2.5 stars out of 5. You can watch the film’s funniest scene below and save a trip to the theater, or you can watch Tom Holland’s Uncharted or even revisit Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

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Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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