The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon (1980)

In this 1980 version of the oft-filmed Henry Devere Stackpoole novel, the basic story remains unchanged. Two very small children, a boy and a girl, are shipwrecked on a lush tropical island. When they grow into teen-hood, they also fall… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 20, 1980
DVD Release Date: October 5, 1999
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Arnold
Washington Post

"The Blue Lagoon" is a plump sitting duck, waiting to be roasted by sarcastic spectators.

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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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Variety Staff

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.

TV 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


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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Ugh! Ah! Make it stop!!!

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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 V
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