Treasure Island
Treasure Island (1999)

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)… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 11, 2003
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Todd McCarthy
Variety

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.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

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Edvins Beitiks
San Francisco Examiner

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.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Climaxing with images shanghaied from Ugetsu and Dr. Strangelove, Treasure Island can be thin and underrealized.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

An incoherent, interminable mess...

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Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies

You may not like Treasure Island when you see it, but what you can't dismiss is that it's definitely not commercial.

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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

There is a dreamlike logic at work here, but viewers are expected to put the pieces together themselves.

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Tom Block
culturevulture.net

...all of the bad things that make up what we call 'independent film.'

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Mike Gregory
Reel.com

Though it will surely confound mainstream audiences, it should prove something of a treasure for viewers prepared for a provocative and idiosyncratic work.

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