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The Island Reviews

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Joshua Starnes

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

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 6/10

March 27, 2011
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

A smart movie directed in a stupid fashion.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 3/5

July 21, 2005
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Viewers will be contemplating the commentary on life, death and humanity -- after they pop Advils for their pounding headaches.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 28, 2005
James Berardinelli
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Calling The Island a 'popcorn, old-fashioned summer movie' is fair, but it's also sad, since it could have been more. But movies that aim low rarely achieve any kind of altitude.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 20, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Most directors use scripts, but Michael Bay shuffles a deck of cards suited EXPLOSION, CAR CHASE, FIGHT and SEX SCENE.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2005
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee

The fit between the two halves of the film -- the sci-fi crispness and the bombastic action excess -- is awkward, and The Island never seems comfortable with itself.

| Original Score: C+

July 22, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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You have Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson, these terrific actors reduced to saying, 'Go, go and duck' and hanging from buildings and all that stuff. And it just falls apart.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

July 25, 2005
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The Island is not a great popcorn movie.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2005
Christian Toto
Washington Times

The Island boasts a neat sci-fi story, but director Michael Bay can't help but blow that up, too

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 24, 2005
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Rotten to the core.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: D+

July 29, 2005
Brian Orndorf

Contrary to how it appears, The Island is the same overdirected mess that Bay has been serving up for 10 years, only this time disguised as a creative leap forward.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D

July 21, 2005
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Bay must have taken one look at the sci-fi script with its overtones of bleak Orwellian dystopia, and thought, "I wonder how many car crashes I can cram into this."

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

May 12, 2006
Rebecca Murray

Michael Bay's The Island is actually two films with vastly different styles struggling for possession of the screen.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C+

July 24, 2005
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Despite all the firepower, the movie is only sporadically exciting.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The smoking ruins of a few real ideas can be glimpsed among the carnage.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2005
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Only in a Bay movie can we sit for two hours watching super models trying to survive a world of supermodels and fast cars.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 0/4

July 14, 2007
Christopher Null

After 2 1/2 grueling hours of this, you'll be begging for a trip to the island yourself. A real island, I mean. Not the movie.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

July 21, 2005
Eric Melin over-simplification of the film's more heady implications and...a whole lot of excuses to blow s**t up.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2005
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat

If only some of that product placement coin was spent on working on a few more drafts of the screenplay, The Island could have been a much better film.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2/5

December 6, 2005
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
Scott A. Mantz
Entertainment Insiders
July 25, 2005
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