Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 38
  2. Negative: 4 out of 38
  1. 38
    A borrowed idea -- hello, "Blade Runner," hi there, "Matrix" -- but an idea nonetheless.
  2. If you like "Maxim," you will love The Island. It is glossy. It is expensive. It has lots of slick ads for Aquafina and Cadillac.
  3. Comes on like an overproduced coma, and leaves you comatose by the end. In between are 127 minutes of intermittent chaos that feel like a lifetime.
  4. 20
    If you find yourself at "The Island" I have only three words of advice: Vote yourself off.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 216 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 119
  2. Negative: 26 out of 119
  1. Sep 24, 2011
    Its always the same thing for Michael Bay; the picture's big, but the result is small. "The Island" is no better.
  2. Jan 27, 2012
    The Island is a well acted but plain action picture, that never seems to get anywhere. Once again, Michael Bay has failed to impress me, although it is good compared to his other films. Full Review »
  3. Dec 13, 2013
    Save yourself two plus hours and just in your own eyes while having a car screech in your ears for two hours.

    A bad rip off of Logan's
    run+ never let me go Full Review »