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The Mosquito Coast


Based on a best-selling novel, this is the story of one man's attempt to create a utopian existence in the rain forest for his family, which evolves into a desperate fight for their lives.

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- Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Examines the consequences of a father's egotism on his family.

- Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice, Thursday, January 3, 2008

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Science vs. faith, The Mosquito Coast delves into the persistences of civilisation wrought onto the merits of fortune through hope or rewards through determination. Weir's delicate eye has lensed a gorgeous picture painted with the brush of a naturalist and with the moral clarity of a poet. The film is a supreme enjoyment that manages to pack much into it's running time, hitting its strides on regular notes. Had it entered its domains with more ferocious input then it could have been astonishing, but instead it suffices for an impacting feature - more than can be said about most films.

- shortcartoonist, Tuesday, July 8, 2008

2 stars

A decent movie, I guess - conceptually original and cinematographically interesting. It's also nice to see Harrison Ford play a character not franchised into a three-movie deal, accompanied by the very talented River Phoenix and Helen Mirren. Easy to watch with decent acting and effects, but there's really nothing to get excited about here.

- danperry17, Saturday, September 29, 2007