The Island Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for The Island the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

In 2019, folks at the sterile, white-uniform-only, underground community believe that they've been spared from a cataclysmic disaster and await a lottery pick that's supposedly a ticket to "The Island," the last uncontaminated place on the planet. Among the placid group is troublemaker Lincoln Six Echo (McGregor), who discovers they're clones created by evil scientist Merrick (Bean) to serve as donors for their human counterparts. Lincoln flees with fellow resident Jordan Two Delta (Johansson) but Merrick's henchman Laurent (Hounsou) isn't far behind. Initially intriguing plot becomes a typical Bay blow'em up, kill'em all action fest. Interesting (at least to the original's producer) similarity to "Parts: The Clonus Horror" adds another dimension to all the cloning around, and became fodder for some controversy. Partially filmed in Detroit.

Distribution

DreamWorks SKG, 1000 Flower St., Glendale, CA 91201, Phone: (818)695-5000, Fax: (818)695-7775, URL: http://www.dreamworks.com

Available on DVD
Running time 136 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Great Escapes, Sci Fi, Cloning Around, Negative Utopia, Lovers on the Lam
Screenplay
Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
Cast
Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan, Shawnee Smith, Sean Bean, Ethan Phillips, Max Baker, Kim Coates
Cinematography
Mauro Fiore
Director
Michael Bay
Music
Steve Jablonsky
Other
Peter J. Devlin, Paul Rubell, Christian Wagner, Jon Billington, Sean Haworth, Martin Whist, Deborah L. Scott, Nigel Phelps
Producer
Walter F. Parkes, Michael Bay, Ian Bryce, Parkes/McDonald, DreamWorks

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