"...What's astonishing about Sofia Coppola's enthralling new movie is the precision, maturity and originality with which the confident young writer-director communicates so clearly in a cinematic language all her own..."
"...One of the purest and simplest examples ever of a director falling in love with her star's gifts. And never has a director found a figure more deserving of her admiration than Bill Murray..."New York Times
"...The joys of Sofia Coppola's LOST IN TRANSLATION come from watching Murray modify his trademark passive-aggressive style into played-straight comic bewilderment....This is a career worth watching and a movie worth watching, too..."
"...The film itself -- tart and sweet, unmistakably funny and exceptionally well observed -- marks the arrival of 32-year-old writer-director Sofia Coppola as a mature talent with a distinctive sensibility and the means to express it..."
Los Angeles Times
"...Sweet and sad at the same time it is sardonic and funny....Bill Murray has never been better..."
"...Altogether remarkable....LOST IN TRANSLATION is found gold..."
"It's packed with incident....It's all in Murray's face....It's a magnificent performance that doesn't seem like acting at all..."