Blumhouse's Fantasy Island

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, 8% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Fantasy Island tries to show audiences the dark side of wish fulfillment, but mainly serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of exhuming long-dead franchises.
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    Benjamin LeeGuardian
    One question remains unsolved when the credits roll: who on earth is this film for?
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    Noëlle D. LilleyChicago Reader
    By its end, Fantasy Island is just another cautionary tale against remakes.
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    Charles BramescoLittle White Lies
    What's left is a generic exercise in studio horror with little to distinguish it beyond the proper nouns in which it wraps itself.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    By the time this "Fantasy Island" arrives at its gallingly stupid final twist, you'll be dying to go home.
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    Tomris LafflyTime Out
    'This place doesn't suck,' someone observes early on. If only.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    The biggest shock of this new movie re-imagination is that it makes the original seem fresh and smart by comparison.
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    Tim BraytonAlternate Ending
    The first 80-odd minutes of the film are merely quite bad; it's the rest of it that turns it into such a remarkable disaster.
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    Luis Miguel CruzCine Premiere
    Despite its potential, Fantasy Island's shoddy script can't save it from being one of Blumhouse's more notable blunders. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    Blumhouse's Fantasy Island is like a giant tangled, rotting ball of yarn that keeps gathering dustballs of bad ideas on top of more bad ideas. You can try to untangle it to sort it all out, but it's not worth it, and it's best to avoid it altogether.
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    Murjani RawlsSubstream Magazine
    It's hard to walk away from Fantasy Island feeling like this idea could have been utilized better. Perhaps, there's a movie where you can parse both compelling scares and narrative that really depicts the dangers of changing the past.
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