The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon (1980)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 5, 1999
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

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.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

[It] has a nonsensical glaze that contributes to the inadvertent merriment.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

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Time Out

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.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Witless.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Ugh! Ah! Make it stop!!!

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The Blue Lagoon is the dumbest movie of the year.

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Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media

Lots and lots of nudity, bad acting in '80s survival tale.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

It's pornography for people who like to go to book burnings; a sex fantasy as chaste as your 3rd grade piano teacher.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
I think I loved more the concept of than what actually happened in the film, but it's a good effort and interesting to watch.
Wahida K
Great Classic with Brooke Shields. I use to adore her.
AJ Verser
This movie is cute and sweet for the most part, but has a bunch of holes in the story. For one thing, there's a group of native islanders on the other… More
Jason Owens
After things don't go like they should, a boy and a girl get stranded on an island in the South Seas. The two children are forced to stay together for… More
♥Robyn M♥
Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins star as two children shipwrecked alone on a tropical island..
Cassie Hill
This movie stunk!!! I only saw pieces and all it is is Brooke Shields running around without clothes and Chris rolling around on the beach with her!!! If you… More

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