Treasure Island (2012)

Treasure Island



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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

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Television
Directed By: ,
Written By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Stewart Harcourt
On DVD: Jul 24, 2012
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as Long John Silver

as Jim Hawkins

as Ben Gunn

as Dr. Livesey

as Capt. Smollett

as Meg Hawkins

as Alibe Silver

as Israel Hands

as Black Dog

as Tom Morgan

as Dick Johnson
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Critic Reviews for Treasure Island

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

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.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
Top Critic

It offers more of a realistic than a romantic take on the material; that isn't to say it's a more convincing one.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Treasure Island may move at a snail's pace, but it's a modestly entertaining snail.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Stands out as a gem - although some plot changes for the sake of agitprop make it a flawed one.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Viewers open to experimentation will enjoy simply seeing if they agree with the choices the filmmakers made in their what-if game.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Treasure Island

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

Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

This is nice and long, it's about pirates and it has Eddie Izzard in it. You'd think it would be fantastic. It's not terrible, but despite being cold-blooded killers, because it was made for TV, none of the pirates were very scary or piratey, especially Izzard's Silver. He was more like that irritating brother-in-law that no one likes than a bloodthirsty, smelly, grog swilling, wench raping pirate. The story itself is OK, the dialogue is difficult at times because of accents and mouthfullofshit disease, but overall, it's an entertaining adventure.

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