Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.
Watch it now
as Lt. John Merrick
as Mr. Haakonsen
as Haakon Haakonsen
as Captain Madsen
as Mrs. Haakonsen
as 2nd Friend
as 1st Friend
as Old Salt
Critic Reviews for Shipwrecked
Audience Reviews for Shipwrecked
Plucky Norwegian boy Haakon elects to be a cabin boy on a merchant's ship to save his farm from financial ruin. While crossing the seas, his ship is nearly hijacked by the infamous pirate Merrick (a snarling, gleefully nasty Gabriel Byrne) when it is sunk in a storm. Washing up stranded on a tropical island, Hakon discovers the pirate's treasure and fashions booby-traps to keep Merrick at bay. By his side is a pretty, spunky stowaway orphan named Mary and the faithful sailor Jens. There are places where this otherwise lively seagoing (no pun intended) adventure feels a bit rushed, as if the filmmakers were trying to rapidly get through the opening scenes before getting into the meat of the adventure. But other than that and the sometimes cardboard cut (but likable) characters, this Disney production is good old-fashioned fun. Suspenseful, action-packed, and never boring, the film mixes "Treasure Island" with "Home Alone", particularly in the latter half of the movie, to good effect. In short, SHIPWRECKED is not a movie you'll be calling a classic by any means, but it is quite enjoyable nonetheless.
"Shipwrecked" is a pretty good movie. A young boy sets on a journey to become a sailor. He makes the team, but everything changes when the captain dies and some British Navy sailors take over. The boy finds a female stowaway and everything changes from that point on. Eventually, a storm rises at sea and the boy ends up on an uninhabited island. He soon finds some treasure and finds out that the British Navy sailor in charge is a pirate. Therefore, he must find a way off the island and find his friends before it's too late. "Shipwrecked" is a cool movie. At times it has some suspense and it'll keep you interested throughout the whole movie. If you like adventure movies, I'd recommend getting "Shipwrecked." NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000.
I have no idea why this says that this movie is named after the boy, but I've always known this movie as "Shipwrecked". Came on the Disney channel a long time ago. The Disney Channel CALLED it "Shipwrecked".... Good pirate movie for younger audiences.
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.