• Network: Syfy
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 1, 2012
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    May 4, 2012
    70
    The adaption takes liberties with Stevenson's tale that some will find unforgivable. But viewers open to experimentation will enjoy simply seeing if they agree with the choices the filmmakers made in their what-if game.
  2. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    May 4, 2012
    50
    The production details and Stewart Harcourt's script are quite effective, but the film's pacing is too drawn out.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    May 4, 2012
    50
    If for the most part this Treasure Island does not shiver my timbers, at a running time of three hours (four with ads), some things are bound to work, if only by the law of averages.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    May 4, 2012
    30
    Multiple battles ensue, most of them pretty tepid, as this Treasure Island kills more time than pirates.
  5. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    May 4, 2012
    63
    When it really sails, it cuts through the waves swiftly. But it loses wind so many times the thrills come only sporadically.
  6. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    May 4, 2012
    70
    The latest version of Treasure Island on Syfy, stands out as a gem--although some plot changes for the sake of agitprop make it a flawed one.
  7. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    May 4, 2012
    75
    Hardly a treasure, but a lively island of adventure.

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