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Return to the Blue Lagoon Reviews

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Joanna Berry
Radio Times
July 25, 2014
A textbook example of a disaster that amazingly manages not only to contain bad acting and an appalling script, but also some of the most unconvincing love scenes ever committed to film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bill von Maurer
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 11, 2014
The lagoon is the locale to which this new movie disastrously returns.
Miranda Sawyer
Empire Magazine
May 21, 2013
Graham paints a picture of love that is tediously sexist. One for pervs and frustrated holidaymakers only.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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
Lou Cedrone
Baltimore Sun
May 21, 2013
The movie is occasionally cutesy. That's the worst of it. You can't call it gross, but it is cutesy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
August 2, 2011
At 15 years of age, I wanted to live inside this screen world of freedom and loinclothed abandon. Today, I wanted these kids to fall on some coral.
Full Review | Original Score: D

Total Film
August 3, 2009
Even the soft porn is a total yawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

TV Guide
July 31, 2009
A movie whose best features are its lush tropical vistas has evident limitations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 4, 2003
Not even teen lust can justify watching this film.
| Original Score: 0/5
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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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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
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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.
Kathleen Maher
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
They had to wait over ten years to make a sequel to Randal Kleiser's Blue Lagoon (which is itself a remake of a 1949 British movie) because they had to wait for a generation who wouldn't remember how really awful the 1980 film was.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Just say no.
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