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The Island Reviews

Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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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 Source: AV Club

September 26, 2005
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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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.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

July 28, 2005
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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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.

July 28, 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
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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The Island is nothing so dull as a total failure. But it has enough surprises up its clingy white sleeve to make you wish it were better.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 22, 2005
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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If you find yourself at The Island I have only three words of advice: Vote yourself off.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 22, 2005
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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If The Island qualifies as cheese deluxe even by Michael Bay standards, it's because it's the only one in his lavishly decadent oeuvre that actually pretends to trade in ideas.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1/4

July 22, 2005
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Once they're outside -- in a dispiriting vision of our near-future -- Bay falls back on his old playbook, creating more mayhem per square inch than in all his other movies combined.

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

July 22, 2005
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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On its own terms, The Island is just fine.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 22, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Bay's action is flashy enough to compensate for some of the shortcomings of the script.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

July 22, 2005
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The story splicing isn't any smoother than the movie's own awkward bio-engineering, and by the film's finale it's hard to care much about any of it.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

July 22, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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[Bay's] best film since The Rock.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

July 22, 2005
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Theaters showing Michael Bay's futuristic thriller The Island won't be offering any money-back guarantees. They just need to be sure they have enough popcorn on hand.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

July 22, 2005
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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The Island grows dumber as it goes along, gradually disintegrating into a generic good-versus-evil spectacular that not only defies all known laws of gravity and physics, but also suffers from the lack of morality that plagues Bay's films.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

July 22, 2005
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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Its tale was more tame and thoughtful when Steven Spielberg, having done the related Artificial Intelligence, pitched it to Bay. But Bay, being Bay, punched it up, hiring script doctors to mainline some action.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

July 22, 2005
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Like War of the Worlds, The Island is essentially a chase movie where the actors' job is to look good and keep moving.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 22, 2005
Tom Long
Detroit News
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The Island seems like the movie Michael Bay was born to make.

| Original Score: B+

July 22, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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As is inevitably the case with Bay films, The Island goes on long after we have become exhausted from all the breathless fun to be had in high-speed chases and dodging fireballs.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

July 22, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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This mixture of sci-fi musing and crash-and-burn chaos packs a wallop only when metal crashes against metal.

| Original Score: C+

July 22, 2005
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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Like the first half of Minority Report, Bay's movie creates an entire new world, making us believe it and dread it at the same time.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

July 22, 2005
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Frequently thrilling.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 22, 2005
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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The Island isn't the best sci-fi thriller out there this summer but it's enjoyable.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

July 22, 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
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Degenerates into a fearsome chase movie.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 21, 2005
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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A high-concept movie that director Michael Bay turns into Bad Boys III: Send in the Clones.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2/5

July 21, 2005
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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As pretty, very human stars, McGregor and Johansson put the main sizzle into The Island, since we've seen this plotline, and this Brave New World, in better sci-fi films.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 21, 2005
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The Island could be read as a metaphor for societal ills if it weren't so shamelessly dumb.

| Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2005
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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This lavish, exhaustingly kinetic film is smarter than you might expect, and at the same time dumber than it could be.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

July 21, 2005
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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As futuristic nightmares go, The Island is pretty appealing.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 21, 2005
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Michael Bay has made a movie that makes you ponder matters more meaningful than how cool that last car chase looked.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

July 21, 2005
Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
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Classic Bay, except it's missing the crass director's fine-tuned rhythm, his feel for adrenaline, his breakneck edits and sense of humor.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The first half of Michael Bay's new film is a spare, creepy science fiction parable, and then it shifts into a high-tech action picture. Both halves work. Whether they work together is a good question.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 21, 2005
John Anderson
Newsday
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The Island, which belabors itself for about 45 minutes before you have any idea what's afoot, is a clone itself - of Coma, a '70s medical thriller that once seemed so far-fetched it had to be sci-fi.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1/4

July 21, 2005
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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A loud, steroidal adrenaline-pumper in which Bay proves yet again that when it comes to smashing, crashing and blowing things up real good, he has few equals.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 21, 2005
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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At its best, The Island is like a Michael Crichton movie without Michael Crichton's smarts.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: D+

July 21, 2005
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The Island begins with a whimper of interest as a cool-hued, cautionary exploration of the ethics of cloning, and ends, in a hail of product placement, with a dumb bang.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

July 20, 2005
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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For Bay, restraint means not dropping a fireball on a large urban center within the first act.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 19, 2005
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Starts off an aggressively derivative sci-fi thriller, then morphs into an above-average chase melodrama.

July 14, 2005
Justin Chang
Variety
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In his latest exercise in sensory overkill, producer-helmer Michael Bay takes on the weighty moral conundrums of human cloning, resolving them in a storm of bullets, car chases and more explosions than you can shake a syringe at.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 14, 2005
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