The Blue Lagoon
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As small children, a boy and girl are shipwrecked on a tropical island together in this critically lambasted drama. The two grow up together without the restrictions of society and, when they hit puberty, fall madly in love, leading to the film's somewhat notorious exploration of sensuality.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Their romance is enhanced by Nestor Almendros' exquisite photography (and Basil Poledouris' score), as is the stunning beauty of the Fiji island where it was filmed."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"[It] has a nonsensical glaze that contributes to the inadvertent merriment."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"At a little over 100 minutes, the film feels as if huge chunks of it were edited out for pace; however, the wrong chunks have been cut."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"You can focus on the gorgeous locales or the underage skin. Or you could just watch a much better movie."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"The only thing blue about the movie is the sea, and the way you'll feel after wasting your time on this dose of 'tasteful', TV commercial-style, nudity."
‑ , Time Out
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Ugh! Ah! Make it stop!!!"
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"The Blue Lagoon is the dumbest movie of the year."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Lots and lots of nudity, bad acting in '80s survival tale."
‑ Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
"It's pornography for people who like to go to book burnings; a sex fantasy as chaste as your 3rd grade piano teacher."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
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