The Island of Dr. Moreau - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Island of Dr. Moreau Reviews

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Jason Bailey
August 16, 2016
Roughly akin to watching a slow-motion train wreck in which the flames spread into the brush and become an out-of-control wildfire. What the hell happened?
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 19, 2012
It's not to say there's not a lot wrong with the film, but rather to suggest that the chief criticisms of it being strange and "a mess" aren't among them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 27, 2005
Muddled effort.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 19, 2004
An often fascinating mess, but a mess all the same.
| Original Score: 3/5
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 23, 2004
There's the obese Brando pretending to be God while dressed in gauzy white robes like a demented pope
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
October 24, 2003
Amazingly, Kilmer delivers an odder performance than Brando. Creepy retelling.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 1, 2003
In its final third, the movie goes to hell in more ways than Frankenheimer intended.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Brandon Judell
Critics Inc./America Online
May 8, 2003
The most exciting characters are killed off too early, and what we're left with is a Satan's "Seasme Street."
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Widgett Walls
March 5, 2003
I'm sure it looked good on paper. That and Kilmer's frighteningly apt mimicry of Brando's voice are about the only positive things I can say.
| Original Score: 1/5
Rob Gonsalves
January 1, 2000
Uneven; definitely has its moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The movie keeps switching focus without ever getting its bearings, and when Brando exits earlier than expected, there's little but mayhem to fall back on.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
March 11, 2008
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
September 23, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 0/5
Emanuel Levy
August 1, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
February 17, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Dragan Antulov
May 9, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 2/10
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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