Film: The Lost City
Plot: A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, and Brad Pitt
Directors: Aaron Nee and Adam Nee
Release Date: March 25, 2022
Studio: Paramount Pictures
HCA Overall Grade: B

Maggie Lovitt says, “The Lost City may not be a highbrow action-adventure romance, but it is a laugh-out-loud, screwball comedy that has the lion’s share of swoon-worthy, trope-filled moments. Loretta and Alan have to cuddle for warmth, they have to overcome their assumptions about each other, tend to each other, and the island locals mistake them as a couple! Bullock and Tatum have sizzling chemistry, but more importantly, their comedic timing with each other is impeccable”

Grade: A+

Kristen Maldonado says, “The Lost City has to be one of the best movies of 2022! Hilarious, super quotable, and a rock-solid cast. Highly recommend!”

Grade: A

Abbie Bernstein says, “The Lost City is a romantic comedy adventure for those nostalgic about how these felt in days of yore, but who’d just as soon skip the less agreeable specifics – and who have a tolerance for hit-and-miss laughs.”

Grade: B

Aaron Neuwirth says, “Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum are entirely in their comedic zones when it comes to where they can really excel. Brad Pitt steals every scene he’s in. The film may not be treading much new ground, but it’s funny where it counts.”

Grade: B-

Chris James says, “Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum showcase great movie star chemistry in the delightful new action-romance-comedy The Lost City. The film hearkens back to classic high concept movies from the ’80s and ’90s where all you needed was an A-list star and a logline. Every joke hits thanks to game movie stars and a terrific supporting cast that includes Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Daniel Radcliffe, Patti Harrison, and a particularly terrific Brad Pitt. In short, it’s pure, easy-breezy fun.”

Grade: B

Zofia Wijaszka says, “The Lost City with Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum is a blast! This hilarious flick isn’t without flaws but the cast makes sure we have plenty of fun. The comedy has big ’90s vibes with a killer soundtrack that will satisfy any fan of the ’90s and 2000s treasure hunt comedies. Plus, Brad Pitt is truly a gem here!”

Grade: A-

Jana N Nagase says, “The Lost City is sooooo funny!! I had a blast!! I love everything about it: it’s funny, it’s charming, reminded me of ’90s adventure romance movies, it has an amazing cast, especially Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum. By the way, their chemistry is amazing! I had blast watching this fun movie.”

Grade: A

Kate Sánchez says, “The Lost City nails rom-com and action-adventure. A damn fun ride with a whole lot of laughs.”

Grade: A-

Maggie Ma says, “I think it’s a comedy that will definitely please female audiences. Brad Pitt steals the show. Brought back the old rom-com feeling Sandra started before and she looks like no time has passed.”

Grade: B+

Nguyen Le says, “The Lost City musters laughs, loves its contrivances & because of a lagging 2nd act seems to be momentarily directed by someone else. If that unevenness doesn’t bother too much, go forth & desire more himbo Channing Tatum or the green light for Ocean’s 9.”

Grade: C

Ema Sasic says, “It’s been a while since a movie made me laugh as hard as The Lost City. Sandra Bullock is as funny as ever, while Channing Tatum steals the show with his spot-on comedic timing. Seeing Daniel Radcliffe play the villain is a fun change, and Brad Pitt should already get his Best Supporting Actor campaign going. You’ll have a blast.”

Grade: B+

Zoe Rose Bryant says, “The Lost City is a terrific throwback to the star-studded studio comedies of the ’90s and ’00s and an action-adventure rom-com done right. Sandra Bullock is as lovely a leading lady as ever, but the side-splitting Channing Tatum (and Brad Pitt, in an exceptional, extended cameo) steal the show. It may not be the most surprising or subversive story around, but thanks to a still-sturdy script and the ever-reliable strength of these megawatt movie stars, it doesn’t need to be, as it finds the fun to be had in this film in spite of its familiarity.”

Grade: B+

Lupe Rodriguez Haas says, “Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum are so much fun to watch on screen in this screwball comedy. The film borrows from a lot of genres and other movies but the pairing’s zany chemistry makes for an entertaining and good time.”

Grade: B

Wendy Lee Szany says, “The comedic timing and chemistry of Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum makes this movie so much fun to watch. I’ve missed this type of rom-com adventure on-screen and had a blast with it.”

Grade: B

Peggy Marie says, “The Lost City starts with a bang-up first half full of fast one-liners. The second half loses some of its wit as it goes full romance novel, taking it from great to good. Still a fun watch!”

Grade: C+

Dewey Singleton says, “It’s the perfect date night movie! Bullock and Tatum have tremendous chemistry. Channing Tatum’s portrayal of Dash will leave you laughing ( in a good way) till your sides hurt. Brad Pitt’s unique role in the film is the icing on this delicious comedic tale.”

Grade: A

Josie Melendez says, “A romance novelist finds herself in unconventional circumstances with the cover model of her books? Sign me up! This was delightful! It’s a surprisingly tender look into a woman’s journey through her grief mixed with grade A humor. Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum are great together.”

Grade: A-

Stacey Yvonne says, “Sandra Bullock in a rapidly depleting purple sequin onesie, Daniel Radcliffe being an evil mastermind, Channing Tatus with leeches on his pert bum, Brad Pitt being a yogi, parkour badass? These are all things you needed, but never knew you could have. Well, now you can in Paramount Pictures’ The Lost City.”

Grade: B

Scott Menzel says, “The Lost City is non-stop fun. A throwback to the adventure comedies of the ’80s and ’90s. Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock are comedic gold together while Brad Pitt is freaking hilarious as the film’s scene-stealer. I can see this becoming a major franchise. The Lost City is totally worth seeing and with a crowd on the big screen.”

Grade: B+

The Lost City is now playing exclusively in theaters

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