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The Mosquito Coast Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    49

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    The New York Times Vincent Canby

    In spite of its authentic scenery (it was filmed in Belize), this Mosquito Coast is utterly flat.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Julie Salamon

    The picture's blandness - and hollowness - is startling when you consider the collaborators. [26 Nov 1986]

  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie has been directed and acted so well, in fact, that almost all my questions have to do with the script: Why was the hero made so uncompromisingly hateful?

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety

    It is hard to believe that a film as beautiful as The Mosquito Coast [adapted from the novel by Paul Theroux] can also be so bleak, but therein lies its power and undoing.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Sheila Benson

    Weir's orchestrated The Mosquito Coast's action to match Fox's progressive mental state, from rage to explosion to squalls and finally to hurricane velocity; however, the film leaves us not with an apotheosis, but exhaustion. [26 Nov 1986]

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