Islander (2007)



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A man tries to rebuild his life and reconnect with his family after a stretch in prison in this independent drama. Eben Cole (Thomas Hildreth) is a lobster fisherman who lives and works on a small island off the coast of Maine. Eben takes pride in his work and works hard to provide for his wife, Cheryl (Amy Jo Johnson), and daughter, Sara (Mackenzie Young). However, Eben also has a temper, and when a pair of commercial fishermen from the mainland try to take over one of his fishing spots, the … More

Rating: R (for language and brief sexuality)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ian McCrudden, Thomas Hildreth
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On DVD: Feb 17, 2009
Slowhand Releasing



as Eben Cole

as Cheryl Cole

as Old Man Cole

as T. Hardy

as Maynard

as Sara Cole

as Young Sara Cole
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Critic Reviews for Islander

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

A noble entry into the real world of timeless and truly independent American cinema.

Full Review… | March 30, 2007
Seattle Times
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Unfortunately, the storyfollows too uninvolving a course to make the movie as powerful as it could have been. But that shouldn't stop audiences drawing satisfaction from its textures.

Full Review… | March 29, 2007
Washington Post
Top Critic

A small, plaintive, modestly made film about how one bad decision can wreck a life.

Full Review… | March 9, 2007
Boston Globe
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This simple, classic story is enlivened with well-described characters and credible emotions that make us empathize with the motives and decision of all the characters.

October 30, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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The simple images and unobtrusive style have an authenticity that overcomes the rougher performances and folksy fringes of the drama...

Full Review… | March 29, 2007
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The Islander places its generic, troubled-guy plot within a small lobstering community on an island off the coast of Maine.

March 22, 2007
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Audience Reviews for Islander

I was amazed at this little find...I was browsing the shelves at the local library and this DVD caught my eye. At first glance, it wouldn't have been a movie that I'd have put on my list of things to watch, but I'm glad I took the time to find it. The scenery and cinematography was beautiful. The movie and the storyline was heartbreaking and has a sad undertone to it, but it was worth it. So, read the film info and check it out for yourself. Personally, I liked it more than I thought I would...

The film starts out very promising, but about halfway through it gets bogged down a bit and is a little too slow moving. It is well acted by all, well photographed as well. It?s a good story, it?s just not that exciting.

James Higgins

Some people need anger mangement and he did for sure. I changed the lives of many but his little girl hurt the worst.

Danette/Dani Andersen

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