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Cutthroat Island Reviews

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Nick Rogers
December 3, 2015
It's hardly the landlubber suggested by its reputation (which has more likely shifted more toward novel curiosity than cautionary tale). But if all the parties involved suspected they were going broke, they should have gone *for* broke to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Emanuel Levy
August 4, 2011
Poorly written, acted, and executed advanture tale of pirates.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 14, 2010
Geena Davis brings girl power to the pirate ship.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 17, 2009
Hey, are you looking for an exciting movie about pirates of the, well, um, Caribbean? [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
August 11, 2009
Island is a one-of-a-kind, full-steam-ahead practical pirate event, and while it's bolted together with minimal attention to thespian proficiency, it sustains a special rhythm of eye candy and fortitude that makes it an enduring curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Todd McCarthy
March 26, 2009
What seemed like a dubious proposition on paper plays even more dubiously onscreen, as "Cutthroat Island" strenuously but vainly attempts to revive the thrills of old-fashioned pirate pictures.
Scott Weinberg
May 7, 2007
So yeah, it's kind of fun. Even if it's not very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
February 9, 2006
In this $90m revisionist swashbuckler, we get Geena Davis doing the all-action honours, and a hotchpotch script that seems to think pirate movies are so funny in themselves the need for more humour is superfluous.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
January 23, 2006
A fun popcorn movie.
| Original Score: 7/10
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 11, 2005
This pirate movie wannabe should walk the plank.
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
January 7, 2005
Strangely devoid of any genuine fun or excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Douglas Pratt
October 14, 2004
The drama is shallow and superficial, but there is a coherent, forward-moving plot, enjoyable characters, numerous, elaborately staged action scenes and wall-to-wall sound. What's not to like? The film never slows down, leaping from one set of perils to
| Original Score: 3/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
December 19, 2003
A big, cheesy guilty pleasure full of beautiful landscapes and true swashbuckling.
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
June 12, 2003
Actually one of Renny Harlin's better efforts.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
t's not possible to believe that Ms. Davis is the highly respected captain of a pirate ship, and it's not even fun to try.
IGN Movies
August 8, 2002
It's an Errol Flynn movie with breasts. Geena Davis is one of the few actresses in Hollywood with physical stature to pull off a part like this (hard to imagine Melanie Griffith as a pirate) and Renny Harlin just like to blow stuff up. What more could y
| Original Score: 4/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It takes a two-hour act of will to keep facing the screen during this moribund movie.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
It's more like watching a couple of stars play "let's-dress-up-and-be-pirates" rather than accepting them as characters in a swashbuckling adventure.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
If the sight of half-naked, tattooed sailors firing cannons at each other shivers your timbers, climb aboard. Even passable pirate movies don't sail by every day.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
As long as Errol Flynn stays dead, I don't see any point in making a pirate movie.
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