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The Island Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 4, 2014
A grim example of the worst impulses of Hollywood filmmaking in the 2000s given unfettered room to flourish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 24, 2011
For the second half of the film, it's all chase and chase and chase some more, with little audience involvement in how it turns out.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Joshua Starnes
March 27, 2011
The Island is very much a Michael Bay film, with all of the stylistic touches that entails.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Only in a Bay movie can we sit for two hours watching super models trying to survive a world of supermodels and fast cars.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
A stunning futuristic thriller about cloning and immortality, The Island combines spectacle with controversy.
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
November 12, 2007
The pace of this roller coaster ride becomes too furious to remember that it all started out as an adventure addressing some pertinent ethical issues about the pitfalls of stem cell research, cloning, and bio-genetics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
September 24, 2007
Actually a fairly decent sci-fi thriller for its first half.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
September 12, 2007
It seems to assume that its audience is made of idiots, constantly reminding us of the simple plot details and having characters define things for each other.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kevin A. Ranson
December 30, 2006
... a darker, R-rated sci-fi dramatic cut of The Island exists somewhere... buried right next to the only copy of the Schwarzenegger-free print of The 6th Day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 25, 2006
The film remains a patchwork of clichés -- evil corporations, evil Frankenstein-like scientists, and so forth -- which is the one kind of cloning that Hollywood does accept.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Bay must have taken one look at the sci-fi script with its overtones of bleak Orwellian dystopia, and thought, "I wonder how many car crashes I can cram into this."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
February 11, 2006
heart-breaking experience for all the fans of classic science fiction films
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine
January 7, 2006
Like its slack-jawed clones, The Island is full of energy and incredibly pretty but burdened with only the minimum of smarts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
If only some of that product placement coin was spent on working on a few more drafts of the screenplay, The Island could have been a much better film.
| Original Score: 2/5
November 26, 2005
Pone el dedo en la llaga respecto a uno de los temas más controvertidos de la ciencia actual y los grupos religiosos más importantes: la actitud del hombre de jugar a ser Dios
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
September 26, 2005
As usual, Bay stages the action at a breakneck pace that's never frenetic enough to obscure his film's plot holes and logical lapses.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
September 6, 2005
Si "robar" ideas de varias películas fuera un delito en Hollywood, los productores de La Isla estarían condenados a cadena perpetua.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 1, 2005
The story is crap, but the sight of two hot-looking stars running around the screen in their tighty-whities is something of a relief.
| Original Score: C+
Michael Szymanski
August 28, 2005
What a Fun Ride, I think it's Bay's Best!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 18, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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