Lost River

Lost River

Lost River

Ryan Gosling makes his writing and directing feature debut with this experimental thriller following a teenager who, after his mother is swept into a dark underworld, travels down a road that leads to a secret, underwater town. Stars Iain De Caestecker (Filth), Christina Hendricks (Drive), Saoirse Ronan (Byzantium) and Eva Mendes (The Place Beyond the Pines).

2014Rating: R16, Violence,offensive language and content that may disturb105 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

press

Gosling makes an altogether inauspicious debut with this risible slab of Detroit gothic.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Owes a sizable debt to David Lynch and to Nicolas Winding Refn, but it reveals Mr. Gosling as a filmmaker with a poetic sensibility of his own.

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Comes across as the work of a poseur, but it's not that far away from being the striking, left-field cult vision Gosling clearly hoped it would be.

SBS

SBS

press

A gruesome fairy tale of evil banks and sunken dreams, Lost River is a fantastically awful misfire from actor turned writer/director Ryan Gosling.

1.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A mess, but it's the best mess possible, an evocative grab-bag of images and moods with a heartfelt sincerity and conflicting impulses of romantic melancholy and hardscrabble hopefulness.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A visual and aural sensory bath that shows some real flair but feels madly derivative at every moment.

BBC

BBC

press

It's the work of a surprisingly confident and experimental young filmmaker, even if he's not yet confident enough to move beyond his influences.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Gosling makes an altogether inauspicious debut with this risible slab of Detroit gothic.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Owes a sizable debt to David Lynch and to Nicolas Winding Refn, but it reveals Mr. Gosling as a filmmaker with a poetic sensibility of his own.

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Comes across as the work of a poseur, but it's not that far away from being the striking, left-field cult vision Gosling clearly hoped it would be.

SBS

SBS

press

A gruesome fairy tale of evil banks and sunken dreams, Lost River is a fantastically awful misfire from actor turned writer/director Ryan Gosling.

1.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A mess, but it's the best mess possible, an evocative grab-bag of images and moods with a heartfelt sincerity and conflicting impulses of romantic melancholy and hardscrabble hopefulness.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A visual and aural sensory bath that shows some real flair but feels madly derivative at every moment.

BBC

BBC

press

It's the work of a surprisingly confident and experimental young filmmaker, even if he's not yet confident enough to move beyond his influences.

3.0

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