The Lost City of Z

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(PG-13) Age 14+ Dense, in­tel­li­gent, ma­ture, yet mea­sured ad­ven­ture drama.

“The Lost City of Z” is a fact­based his­tor­i­cal ad­ven­ture/drama about the search for a lost Ama­zo­nian city. Orig­i­nally rated R but edited to get a PG-13, the movie has spo­radic but strong vi­o­lence, in­clud­ing guns and shoot­ing, bloody wounds, hunt­ing se­quences (with an­i­mals killed), ar­rows pierc­ing a man’s chest, fight­ing and other iffy images. Top­less women na­tive to the Ama­zon are shown, and there’s brief mild in­nu­endo. Lan­guage in­cludes “god­damn” and “bastard.” Char­ac­ters oc­ca­sion­ally drink from flasks and smoke, and one char­ac­ter’s fa­ther is de­scribed as a drinker and a gam­bler who ru­ined the fam­ily name. Even though it might come across as an ex­cit­ing jun­gle ad­ven­ture, the movie is slow, dense and ma­ture, and it’s un­likely to ex­cite many teens. Char­lie Hun­nam and Robert Pat­tin­son co-star; the movie is based on the book by David Grann. (141 min­utes)

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