Return to the Blue Lagoon Reviews

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John Hartl
Seattle Times
May 21, 2013
The travelogue-style photography is soothing, the bodies are pretty and the music isn't offensive, but feature-length movies can't survive on the ingredients for a standard airline commercial.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 21, 2013
Things are pretty much the same for the semi-nude kids in this movie as they were for the semi-nude kids in the first Blue Lagoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 21, 2013
Return to the Blue Lagoon is neither campy enough to be howlingly funny nor prurient enough to be provocative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 21, 2013
Jovovich is a beauty recalling the very young Myrna Loy, Krause is boyishly handsome; both are capable and should survive this particular shipwreck.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
May 21, 2013
When an old scallawag spies on Lilli bathing naked in a waterfall, we civilized viewers are primed to condemn him. But we're all scallawags here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Return to the Blue Lagoon is a pointless spinoff of the 1980 hit, which was itself a remake of a 1949 British pic.
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Mark Kermode
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Like a sex education film made by semi-liberated nuns, the movie keeps its sticky truths hidden beneath a veneer of leering cleanliness.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The Fijian background looks pretty, but there's no escaping the fact that the tropical flowers and trees seem smarter and more appealing than the people.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Up until now, I thought it was pretty near impossible to feel nostalgia for The Blue Lagoon. But darned if life isn't full of surprises.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The sincere idiocy of this film really has to be seen to be appreciated -- not that I think there is any need for you to see, or appreciate, it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4