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The Island


Genre :

Action, Sci-Fi

Release Date :

July 22, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Michael Bay

Starring :

Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Clarke Duncan, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan, Shawnee Smith, Trent Ford

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

“..so empty and so pointless and so hilariously excessive..”
by MaryAnn Johanson [The Flick Filosopher]
2.5 of 4

“..Shamelessly derivative but aggressively entertaining..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
3 of 4

“..one of the summer's best popcorn movies..”
by Hanh Nguyen [Zap2it]
1 of 5

“..nothing more than a simplistic sci-fi adventure blown up to preposterous proportions by director Michael Bay..”
by [E! Online]
3 of 5

“..not a waste of time at the theater..”
by Billy Bob [Movies for Guys]
2.5 of 4

“..looks and sounds good, but satisfies only on the most primal level..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 5

“..isn't exactly a great film..”
by Christopher Null [Filmcritic]
2 of 4

“..in the end it's just a big, loud mess..”
by Allison Benedikt [Chicago Tribune]
7 of 10

“..if you want a lot of action, a pretty decent plot surrounding cloning and a fair bit of suspense, check this one out..”
by Colin Arseneault [Empire Movies]
3.5 of 4

“..highly entertaining for just about everyone..”
by Sarah Chauncey [Reel]
1 of 5

“..fails to ignite any sense of excitement or tension..”
by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
6 of 10

“..easily Bay's best film to date..”
by Joshua Starnes [Comingsoon]
4.5 of 5

“..did well incorporating the action into the story..”
by Daniel Portnoy [The Cinema Source]
4 of 5

“..brainless, exhilarating, summer movie fun...”
by Chris Gonzalez [Movieman's Guide to the Movies]
3 of 5

“..a stylish and diverting summertime entertainment..”
by Deborah Hornblow [The Hartford Courant]
2.5 of 4

“..a sleek, good-looking movie, filled with some good-looking people, but strangely soulless..”
by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
“.."The Island" should soak up much boxoffice coin in the coming weeks..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Scott Juba [The Trades]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Chris Vognar [The Dallas Morning News]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Gerry Shamray [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Robert Denerstein [Denver Rocky Mountain News]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Jeff Farance [The Daytona Beach News-Journal]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Eugene Novikov [Film Blather]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Kit Bowen [Hollywood]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Muller [The Arizona Republic]
2 of 4
Reviewed by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Lew Irwin [ShowBIZ Data]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Bruce Westbrook [Houston Chronicle]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Sara M. Fetters [MovieFreak]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Glenn Whipp [L.A. Daily News]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Wade Major [Boxoffice Magazine]
1.5 of 5
Reviewed by Marrit Ingman [Austin Chronicle]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Vince Leo [Qwipster's Movie Reviews]
1 of 4
Reviewed by John Anderson [Newsday]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Keith Uhlich [Slant Magazine]
Reviewed by Jean Lowerison [San Diego Metropolitan]
Reviewed by Scott Foundas [L.A. Weekly]

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