Mosquito Coast: Harrison Ford Vs. Movie Critics

Years after it was made, Harrison Ford defended Mosquito Coast, despite its failure: “There have been mixed reviews and I think the film has been very unfairly treated in some quarters. I have never seen a serious film treated so badly by the critics. And I think they’re wrong. I don’t mind saying I’m here trying to counter those negative reviews…. I’m not defensive about the picture, but I want the public to hear another point of view. Critics see a film and then rush to review it. This is the sort of movie that really doesn’t sink home for about three days. It is disturbing and makes you think. It stays with you.

Despite being one of his least commercially successful films, Ford claimed in 1992 interview: “It’s the only film I have done that hasn’t made its money back. I’m still glad I did it. If there was a fault with the film, it was that it didn’t fully enough embrace the language of the book (by Paul Theroux). It may have more properly been a literary rather than a cinematic exercise. But I think it’s full of powerful emotions.”

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