The Mosquito Coast
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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 United States. As he tells his oldest son, Charlie (River Phoenix), "Look around you. It's a toilet." He moves his wife (Helen Mirren) and kids -- Charlie, Jerry (Jadrien Steele), April (Hilary Gordon), and Clover (Rebecca Gordon) -- to the rain forests of Central America, where he plans to create a new civilization starting with his own… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A stretch for Ford, but worth it. Unique and fascinating character study."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"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."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Weird and smoothly engaging. Harrison Ford does some great (non-hero) work here."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Examines the consequences of a father's egotism on his family."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"It's easy to forget how well Harrison Ford can play an unlikable character."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"one of the most underseen guy movies ever"
‑ David Poland, Hot Button
"Meandering film that doesn't really seem to know where it's going or what it is."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Harrison Ford gives one of his best performances in this underrated film."
‑ Larry Carroll,
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