Lost City: Fernando Calzada
Owen Gleiberman
May 17, 2006 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Lost City

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
143 minutes
Limited Release Date
04/28/06
performer
Robert Duvall, Andy Garcia, Dustin Hoffman, Javier Bardem, Benjamin Bratt, Benicio Del Toro
director
Andy Garcia
distributor
Magnolia Pictures
author
G. Cabrera Infante
genre
Drama
We gave it a C

For all his obvious qualities — the matador handsomeness, the implosive calm — Andy Garcia has always lacked any trace of a sense of humor about himself; he’s like a Michael Imperioli who never found his Sopranos. Garcia directed The Lost City, this tribute to the Cuba that Castro destroyed, and though the filmmaker’s feel for his Cuban heritage is bone-deep, it’s a glazed and dolorous movie — a depressed epic. The shadow of the Godfather films drapes itself over this tale of a nightclub owner (Garcia) who watches, with an anger too passive to fully engage us, as his two brothers are seduced and destroyed by the revolution.

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