Concorde’s ‘greatest movie’ was released in the U.S. for the first time, a New York Times article on Tuesday said, with critics praising the new work by director J.J. Abrams.
Concorde was released on Friday to limited theaters in New York and Los Angeles, and will soon become available for rent in the rest of the country, including San Francisco.
It is not yet clear when Concorde will open in New Zealand, but a spokesperson for the New Zealand government said it is currently “working closely with Concorde Film Ltd.
to determine when to release the film and will announce the timing once we have more information.”
New Zealand’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism released a statement that said the film was a “world-class production.”
The Times said the new film will feature a “strong cast,” including Oscar-nominated actor Ben Mendelsohn and Jennifer Lawrence, the actress who played the character of Dorothy Gale in the original Broadway musical.
The Times also said that the film “represents the greatest achievement of the Concorde franchise,” and it will be available to stream for free online in the United States.
The film has garnered some attention since it premiered at the New York Film Festival last month, with the New Yorker critic Anthony Bourdain saying the movie was “a stunning visual achievement” and calling it “a masterclass in how to make movies.”
Critics have criticized the film’s plot and have also criticized the New Yorkers for not being allowed to film in the country.