Treasure Island
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Treasure Island is an experimental, 16 mm black-and-white drama written, directed, and photographed by producer Scott King. The loosely constructed plot shows the private lives of two British code-crackers (Lance Baker and Nick Offerman) during WWII who decode letters and look for hidden meanings behind the words. As a counterintelligence ploy, they decide to drop a dead body off the coast of Japan before a discovered invasion. The film then turns to these men's personal lives and the problems with the women they love, along with the secrets they hide. Frank is married to two women yet is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"No matter how bright many of its ideas may be, however, Treasure Island is far from satisfying, as such matters as narrative coherence and dramatic credibility have been treated as annoyances worthy of being ignored."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"For all the ideas it tosses around -- and many of them are useful and painful correctives to our rose-colored fantasies -- Treasure Island is too crude a movie to muster much rhetorical clout."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Ought to bypass the theaters entirely and go straight to cult status, joining the likes of Night of the Living Dead and Plan 9 From Outer Space."
‑ Edvins Beitiks, San Francisco Examiner
"Climaxing with images shanghaied from Ugetsu and Dr. Strangelove, Treasure Island can be thin and underrealized."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"An incoherent, interminable mess..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"You may not like Treasure Island when you see it, but what you can't dismiss is that it's definitely not commercial."
‑ Greg Dean Schmitz, Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
"There is a dreamlike logic at work here, but viewers are expected to put the pieces together themselves."
‑ Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle
"...all of the bad things that make up what we call 'independent film.'"
‑ Tom Block,
"Though it will surely confound mainstream audiences, it should prove something of a treasure for viewers prepared for a provocative and idiosyncratic work."
‑ Mike Gregory,
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