The Island (2005)



Critic Consensus: A clone of THX 1183, Coma, and Logan's Run, The Island is another loud and bombastic Michael Bay movie where explosions and chases matter more than characters, dialogue, or plot.

Movie Info

Blockbuster action director Michael Bay delivers a striking look at a strange world of the future in this sci-fi action drama. Midway through the 21st century, Lincoln Six Echo (Ewan McGregor) lives in a confined indoor community after ongoing abuse of the Earth has rendered most of the planet uninhabitable. One of the only places in the outside world still capable of sustaining life is an idyllic island where citizens are chosen to live through a lottery. Or at least that's what Lincoln and his … More

Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexuality and language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Kurtzman, Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 30, 2006
Box Office: $35.8M
Dreamworks Distribution LLC - Official Site


Ewan McGregor

as Lincoln Six Echo/Tom...
Scarlett Johansson

as Jordan Two Delta/Sar...
Djimon Hounsou

as Albert Laurent
Sean Bean

as Merrick
Brian Stepanek

as Gandu Three Alpha
Noa Tishby

as Community Announcer
Siobhan Flynn

as Lima One Alpha
Troy T. Blendell

as Laurent Team Member
Troy Blendell

as Laurent Team Member
Jamie McBride

as Laurent Team Member
Kevin McCorkle

as Laurent Team Member
Gary Nickens

as Laurent Team Member
Kathleen Rose Perkins

as Laurent Team Member
Richard F. Whiten

as Laurent Team Member
Max Baker

as Carnes
Phil Abrams

as Harvest Doctor
Svetlana Efremova

as Harvest Midwife
Katy Boyer

as Harvest Surgeon
Randy Oglesby

as Harvest Surgeon
Yvette Nicole Brown

as Harvest Nurse
Taylor Gilbert

as Harvest Nurse
Wendy Haines

as Harvest Nurse
Tim Halligan

as Institute Coroner
Glenn Morshower

as Medical Courier
Michael Canavan

as Extraction Room Doct...
Jimmy Smagula

as Extraction Room Tech...
Ben Tolpin

as Extraction Room Tech...
Robert Sherman

as Agnate in Pod
Rich Hutchman

as Dept. of Operations ...
Gonzalo Menendez

as Dept. of Operations ...
Olivia Tracey

as Dept. of Operations ...
Ray Xifo

as Elevator Agnate
Mary Pat Gleason

as Nutrition Clerk
Ashley Yegan

as Stim Bar Bartender
Whitney Dylan

as Client Services Oper...
Mitzi Martin

as Atrium Tour Guide
Lew Dauber

as Tour Group Man
Shelby Leverington

as Tour Group Woman
Don Creech

as God-Like Man
Richard V. Licata

as Board Member
Ryan Tasz

as Censor
Kirk Ward

as Censor
Chris Ellis

as Aces & Spades Barten...
Eric Stonestreet

as Ed the Trucker
James Granoff

as Sarah's Son
Craig Reynolds

as LAPD Officer
James V. Hart

as LAPD Officer
Trent Ford

as Calvin Klein Model
Kevin Dorman

as Lincoln Double
Sage Thomas

as Girl at Beach
Mark Christopher Lawrence

as Construction Worker
Ethan Phillips

as Jones Three Echo
James McBride

as Laurent Team Member
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Critic Reviews for The Island

All Critics (196) | Top Critics (40)

As usual, Bay stages the action at a breakneck pace that's never frenetic enough to obscure his film's plot holes and logical lapses.

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

What the clone lovers find is a new world -- it's 2019 -- of highway collisions, flying motorbikes, exploding buildings, bad acting and moral incoherence, very much like old Bay movies.

December 30, 2006
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Since Michael Bay never knows when enough is enough, every chase is restaged over and again and the narrative matrix is as simplistic as it is repetitive.

December 30, 2006
New York Observer
Top Critic

A grim example of the worst impulses of Hollywood filmmaking in the 2000s given unfettered room to flourish.

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Antagony & Ecstasy

For the second half of the film, it's all chase and chase and chase some more, with little audience involvement in how it turns out.

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Movie Metropolis

The Island is very much a Michael Bay film, with all of the stylistic touches that entails.

Full Review… | December 30, 2006

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