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6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 270 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 270

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  1. Sep 12, 2014
    9
    The movie starts mysterious, naivë, and when it comes to Lincoln Echo Six: curious. The people living safe from "contamination" are happy and satisfied, and do not question their lives. After all, they are being kept safe from the poisonous world outside, and someone who's lucky might win the lottery and get to The Island - a last surviving location outside their home. To them, it is paradise.

    This is where the movie begins. Lincoln (well acted by Evan McGregor) pushes the boundaries and in the end finds a small proof that something is not as it seems. Things escalate fast.

    In an attempt to save his female friend, they both shake loose from the limited thinking they have been previously pushed into and reach out for freedom they never knew they didn't have.

    The movie is full of action and discovery. It looks and sounds absolutely amazing, and the characters are well portrayed and their growth into their full potential can be seen.

    The movie delivers its idea just as brilliantly as it is supposed to. Sure, the end is the usual, but at least they didn't ruin it with too much sappiness.

    Definitely watch this one!
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  2. Jan 23, 2013
    9
    One of the best science fiction movies I've seen in my life. Good performances and a spectacular argument.
  3. Jul 21, 2014
    10
    The island is an excellent science fiction thriller with amazing special effects and an ingenious plot.
    The acting is decent from every actor and the movie's breakneck pace never ratchets down.
  4. Sep 10, 2014
    10
    The Island has astounding special effects and an an absorbing plot, a must see action thriller.
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  5. Sep 11, 2014
    10
    A unique vision both with the action and story, the movie works on all level.
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  6. Sep 13, 2014
    10
    The Island is a fantastic action thriller with plenty of action, comedy and a very intriguing story.
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  7. Sep 21, 2014
    10
    The Island is an intellectual and visual masterpiece.
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  8. Sep 13, 2014
    10
    The Island is a rip roaring action movie with an ingenious plot, the movie is wicked in every way.
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  9. Sep 24, 2014
    10
    The Island has everything an action fan could want. It was an exquisite action movie when it was released.
    This movie will always be a hi-tech action spectacle.
  10. Sep 22, 2014
    10
    A hi-tech action thriller that has brilliant action scenes, convincing acting and mystery thrown in.
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  11. Sep 25, 2014
    10
    A movie that will never lose its entertainment value. The movie is a classic you can enjoy over and over.
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  12. Sep 4, 2014
    10
    The Island is a terrific action thriller with a complex plot.
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  13. Sep 10, 2014
    10
    The Island is a terrific action thriller with splendid special effects. The cast is great as well.
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  14. Sep 11, 2014
    10
    One of my favourite action thrillers from Michael Bay. The movie is a great thrill ride, very underrated.
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  15. Sep 13, 2014
    10
    The Island is a non-stop action thriller that is one of the best science fiction movies ever.
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  16. Sep 24, 2014
    10
    The Island is one of my favourite action thrillers of all time.
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  17. Sep 24, 2014
    10
    One of the best action thrillers of the last decade.
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  18. Sep 21, 2014
    10
    Michael Bay crafted this movie to fascinate the mind and hypnotize the eyes.
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  19. Sep 20, 2014
    10
    One of Michael Bay's masterpieces. A very clever, high octane action dazzler.
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  20. Sep 20, 2014
    10
    One of the best action thrillers of 2005.
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  21. Sep 24, 2014
    10
    A movie that is highly entertaining, inventive and has spectacular action scenes.
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  22. Sep 20, 2014
    10
    Michael Bay has never had much attention. Many of his movies are classics. Bad Boys, The Rock and
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  23. Sep 18, 2014
    10
    The Island has mystery, action, comedy, suspense, science fiction, romance, drama and brilliant effects.
    The cast is excellent as well, one of my favourite movies.
  24. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    The Island has a superb mix of mystery in the first half than the movie is a kinetic action thriller.
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    10
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    10
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    10
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Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 38
  2. Negative: 4 out of 38
  1. Starts off an aggressively derivative sci-fi thriller, then morphs into an above-average chase melodrama.
  2. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    60
    Frenetic actioner about refugees from a genetic cloning plant starts off intriguingly, burns up its ideas in the first hour and pads out the rest with joltingly repetitive action sequences.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    50
    For all the menace of its techno-prattle, its implicit boosts for humanism and its swell production design, the picture is finally a bore. Sci-fi was more powerful when its special effects were cheap and crude, its ideas simple but potently stated.