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Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut, "Lost River," Is a "Film Maudit Crapocalypse"

Photo of Sam Adams By Sam Adams | Criticwire May 20, 2014 at 10:07AM

The line to get into Gosling's first feature was insane even by Cannes' standards, but most critics came out of the movie regretting the wait.
Iain De Caestecker in Ryan Gosling's "Lost River."
Warner Brothers. Iain De Caestecker in Ryan Gosling's "Lost River."

Even at queue-happy Cannes, the line to get into Ryan Gosling's "Lost River" was sufficiently mad that several critics felt the need to document it. But two hours later, the "fantasy thriller" is having most of them regret the wait, with the movie's unhinged insanity being the only redeeming quality. Here's the reaction, hot off the Croisette.

This article is related to: Cannes Film Festival, Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes

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