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Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea Review Critics


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  • 4.0

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  • 60

    out of 100


    Jaunty and fun for a while, with a cast of colorful locals who make the residents of "Vernon, Florida" seem normal, pic ultimately overstays its welcome and overstates its case.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    The late U.S. Rep. Sonny Bono and his widow and successor Mary Bono have spent a good deal of time trying to save it. It's a hard task, but the film does suggest there's more to the sea than meets the eye.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    Although ill-served by the lack of expert voices or elaboration on viable choices, Plagues and Pleasures is an often-fascinating document of change -- incremental as evaporation, or catastrophic as flooding.

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