The Island
The Island (1980)

The Island, a turgid action drama directed by Michael Ritchie, revolves around the adventures of Maynard (Michael Caine), a newspaper reporter who tries to solve the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. Maynard, and his son crash-land on a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 13, 1980
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The biggest flaw is that the pirates aren't particularly frightening or imposing, instead coming off as Peter Pan's Lost Boys all grown up -- to riff from Kentucky Fried Movie, they aren't tough and ruthless so much as they're rough and toothless.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Another one of Caine's big bombs!!

Brian Mckay

ragtag modern-day pirates live in a primitive island society, eschewing most forms of modern technology . . .They're kind of like Amish . . . only they're pirates

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
This film is one of those 80's gems that have been neglected by critics and filmgoers. I was pleasantly surprised that this one wasn't as bad as what… More
Eric S
I haven't seen this film since I was a kid, and it holds up quite well. The tale is based on a Peter Benchley(Jaws) novel, and tells the story of an… More
Ken Stachnik
It takes a good hour for this movie to finally reveal it's true colors as the 70's era Michael Caine fighting 18th century pirates movie that it is.… More
Lee Kyle
Showing my son a different old school movie from my past every night of the march break and tonight's film was The Island starring Michael Caine ia movie i… More
A.D. Villarreal
Kinda corny yet mostly charming adventure/thriller with Caine delivering his occasional deadpan humor as only he can. Other than a really terrible scene… More