The Mosquito Coast
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Fresh: Examines the consequences of a father's egotism on his family.
- Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice, Thursday, January 3, 2008
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
I believe this is Harrison Ford's best performance so far and certainly one of Peter Weir's best. It's the age old story of faith over science and how it affects one mans family and ultimately leads him into madness. It's a brilliant film. Whatever happened to Martha Plimpton though?
- SirPant, Wednesday, September 16, 2009