The Island (1980)
Average Rating: 4.8/10
Reviews Counted: 5
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 3
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Release Date: Jun 13, 1980 Wide
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 7,333
The Island, a turgid action drama directed by Michael Ritchie, revolves around the adventures of Maynard (Michael Caine), a newspaper reporter who tries to solve the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. Maynard, and his son crash-land on a remote island ruled by a gang of pirates who kill anyone who intrudes there. From beginning to end, The Island is slow, uninvolving and very bloody. The terrible script by Peter Benchley, who also wrote Jaws, is jagged and the dialogue is cliched. The film was an
Jun 13, 1980 Wide
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The biggest flaw is that the pirates aren't particularly frightening or imposing, instead coming off as Peter Pan's Lost Boys all grown up -- to riff from Kentucky Fried Movie, they aren't tough and ruthless so much as they're rough and toothless.
Another one of Caine's big bombs!!
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