The Mosquito Coast
The Mosquito Coast (1986)

Harrison Ford delivers one of his most-acclaimed performances in Peter Weir's adaptation of Paul Theroux's novel (scripted by Paul Schrader). Ford plays Allie Fox, an inventor embittered by the blighted landscape of the contemporary… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Harrison Ford capably tackles a tough, unlikable role, producing a fascinating and strange character study.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

A stretch for Ford, but worth it. Unique and fascinating character study.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

It's a testament to Ford's talent that we actually care what happens to him, because in a lesser actor's hands, we'd be hoping that some cannibalistic natives would eat him.

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Scott Weinberg

Weird and smoothly engaging. Harrison Ford does some great (non-hero) work here.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

It's easy to forget how well Harrison Ford can play an unlikable character.

David Poland
Hot Button

one of the most underseen guy movies ever

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Meandering film that doesn't really seem to know where it's going or what it is.

Larry Carroll

Harrison Ford gives one of his best performances in this underrated film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Definitely not for all tastes. This challenging film boasts a full committed performance from Harrison Ford, possibly his best work, with strong support by… More
Conner Rainwater
A semi-remake of the Swiss Family Robinson, mixed with the story of a self-righteous scientist going crazy. This has an important story and lesson about… More
Ken Stachnik
Harrison Ford has made one movie that lost money, this one. Which is a damn shame as it's one of his most interesting. "...(He's) the most… More
Anthony Lawrie
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… More
Dan Schultz
A gripping, uncompromising look at a family who follows their father (Harrison Ford) blindly into Central America, due to the father's utter disgust on how… More
Jens S.
Harrison Ford in one of his earliest un-heroic roles as know-it-all inventor taking his family to the Central American jungle where things go bad rather soon as… More

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