Cutthroat Island
Cutthroat Island (1995)

In this modern-day swashbuckler, a pirate's daughter endeavors to avenge her father's death and to find a treasure hidden on Cutthroat Island. When Morgan Adams convinces her father's old shipmates to join her in her treasure… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Todd McCarthy
Variety

What seemed like a dubious proposition on paper plays even more dubiously onscreen, as "Cutthroat Island" strenuously but vainly attempts to revive the thrills of old-fashioned pirate pictures.

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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

If the sight of half-naked, tattooed sailors firing cannons at each other shivers your timbers, climb aboard. Even passable pirate movies don't sail by every day.

Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Geena Davis brings girl power to the pirate ship.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

In this $90m revisionist swashbuckler, we get Geena Davis doing the all-action honours, and a hotchpotch script that seems to think pirate movies are so funny in themselves the need for more humour is superfluous.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It takes a two-hour act of will to keep facing the screen during this moribund movie.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Hey, are you looking for an exciting movie about pirates of the, well, um, Caribbean? [Blu-ray]

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

t's not possible to believe that Ms. Davis is the highly respected captain of a pirate ship, and it's not even fun to try.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Poorly written, acted, and executed advanture tale of pirates.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Island is a one-of-a-kind, full-steam-ahead practical pirate event, and while it's bolted together with minimal attention to thespian proficiency, it sustains a special rhythm of eye candy and fortitude that makes it an enduring curiosity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Now this was back in the day when Renny Harlin was still a reasonably good director of sorts, think hard. This was also a time when Geena Davis was still a… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Renny Harlin updates the Flynn classic swashbucklers by a) casting a female, Geena Davis, as the lead, and b) injecting more "boom!" into the mix with… More
Anthony Lawrie
People should never judge a film based on how successful it was in the box-office. The media ripped this film to pieces on its release but purely due to its… More
Lucas Martins
Entertaining, but not the best film of Genna Davis.
KJ Proulx
It has got to be one of the cheesiest Pirate movies to ever be put on screen, but by the end of the film you can appreciate it for what it was. The film feels… More
Alex roy
Cutthroat Island is a very fun pirate film with lots of action, humorous and witty dialogue and good acting. I cannot understand why this film flopped, it has… More

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