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Treasure Island

Treasure Island (2012)

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57

Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 3

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audience

42

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Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 181

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Movie Info

As fearless adventurer Jim Hawkins sets sail to a remote island rumored to house untold riches, enigmatic cook John Silver (Eddie Izzard) hatches a plan that puts the crew at odds with their determined leader in this swashbuckling take on Robert Louis Stevenson's beloved tale. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Unrated,

Action & Adventure, Television

Jul 24, 2012

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Settles into boredom quickly, meandering at a glacial pace through mutinous developments and character shifts that could have used a punch-up at the script level.

August 14, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club
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Aside from pretty scenery, however, and perhaps sympathy for the topnotch British talent who join in the field trip, there's scant reason to sign up for this voyage.

August 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
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It offers more of a realistic than a romantic take on the material; that isn't to say it's a more convincing one.

August 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Treasure Island may move at a snail's pace, but it's a modestly entertaining snail.

August 14, 2013 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Stands out as a gem - although some plot changes for the sake of agitprop make it a flawed one.

August 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal
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Viewers open to experimentation will enjoy simply seeing if they agree with the choices the filmmakers made in their what-if game.

August 14, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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They've changed it, not just unnecessarily but unquestionably for the worse, and that's a travesty.

August 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Guardian
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When it really sails, it cuts through the waves swiftly. But it loses wind so many times the thrills come only sporadically.

August 14, 2013 Full Review Source: RedEye
RedEye

Audience Reviews for Treasure Island

Being a 2 part TV movie and over 3 hours long, the makers of this version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic had time to tell the story properly, without having to rush or miss anything out and so therefore this seems to be more of a faithful adaptation than the countless versions that have come before. The casting is interesting but it works, it's a whose who of British television at the moment but everyone does a good job - that is apart from the only Hollywood offering Elijah Wood, who it seems was only ever there because of his 'Big name' status. He is pretty awful but thankfully is only in it for about 5 minutes. It's good as a film and much better than anything else on the telly at the moment.
October 15, 2012
SirPant

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Why did only 32% of users like this one? It's awesome!
September 26, 2012
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