The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)



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Movie Info

Douglas is stranded in the ocean after a plane crash but is brought to Dr. Moreau's island by his assistant. Douglas soon learns that Moreau is genetically breading human and animal genes to create chimeras intended to serve humans as slaves. But the creatures are not content with Moreau's plan.

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Richard Stanley, Ron Hutchinson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 28, 1997
New Line Home Entertainment



as Dr. Moreau

as Montgomery

as Douglas

as Sayer Of The Law

as Azazello

as Hyena-Swine

as Assassimon

as Lo-Mai

as Boar Man

as Bison Man

as Fox Lady

as Sow Lady No. 1

as Sow Lady No. 2

as Soldier No. 1

as Soldier No. 2

as Hyena-Swine
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Critic Reviews for The Island of Dr. Moreau

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (10)

The movie keeps switching focus without ever getting its bearings, and when Brando exits earlier than expected, there's little but mayhem to fall back on.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

It's not to say there's not a lot wrong with the film, but rather to suggest that the chief criticisms of it being strange and "a mess" aren't among them.

Full Review… | August 19, 2012
Film Freak Central

Muddled effort.

Full Review… | April 27, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An often fascinating mess, but a mess all the same.

July 19, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

There's the obese Brando pretending to be God while dressed in gauzy white robes like a demented pope

Full Review… | June 23, 2004

Audience Reviews for The Island of Dr. Moreau

I genuinely can't begin to describe how bizarre this movie is. I almost recommend it just for people to see how bad movies can get.

Joe McCall
Joe McCall

Super Reviewer


Brando and Kilmer are both totally off their rockers in this. Kudos to Frankenheimer for just finishing this flawed, but slightly interesting film.
Stan Winston's make up is also incredible.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Not that great.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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