Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: November 26, 1986 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 12 Critic Reviews
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Mixed:
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Negative:
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Weir's orchestrated The Mosquito Coast's action to match Fox's progressive mental state, from rage to explosion to squalls and finally to hurricane velocity; however, the film leaves us not with an apotheosis, but exhaustion. [26 Nov 1986]
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The Mosquito Coast is a work of consummate craftsmanship and it's spectacularly acted, down to the smallest roles (Martha Plimpton as a classically obstreperous preacher's daughter, for example), but its field of vision is as narrow and eventually as claustrophobic as Allie's. [28 Nov 1986]
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The picture's blandness - and hollowness - is startling when you consider the collaborators. [26 Nov 1986]