Box art for The Mosquito Coast

The Mosquito Coast

drama


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.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    75%
  • Audience Score
    62%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

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

Rotten:

- 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

3 stars

Stunning performance by Harrison Ford in this drama, but his character is so unsympathetic that it's hard to get totally involved in what happens to the family.

- deano, Thursday, December 14, 2006

3 stars

Stunning performance by Harrison Ford in this drama, but his character is so unsympathetic that it's hard to get totally involved in what happens to the family.

- deano, Thursday, December 14, 2006

2 stars

Definitely not for all tastes. This challenging film boasts a full committed performance from Harrison Ford, possibly his best work, with strong support by Helen Mirren and River Phoenix. Weir guides us through a complex portrait of a deeply flawed perhaps insane man's quest for what he sees as a simple life but which twists him into a demagogue imperiling his family on his fruitless journey. Tough going but a good picture.

- jjnxn, Wednesday, February 9, 2011