Cutthroat Island
Cutthroat Island (1995)

Geena Davis stars in this adventure saga as the most swashbuckling female pirate to ever lay waste to the seven seas. Morgan Adams (Davis) is the daughter of a pirate who has followed in her father's footsteps. When he dies, he passes… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 22, 1995
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Todd McCarthy

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.

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.

Emanuel Levy

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

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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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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Geena Davis brings girl power to the pirate ship.

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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.

Nick Rogers
The Film Yap

It's hardly the landlubber suggested by its reputation (which has more likely shifted more toward novel curiosity than cautionary tale). But if all the parties involved suspected they were going broke, they should have gone *for* broke to boot.

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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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Flixster Audience Score: 39% 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
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
Kevin M. Williams
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
Manu Gino
It was good and with some action similar to Pirates of the Carribean but never the same. Really a movie to watch when you have nothing else to do, it makes time… More