Islander (2007)

A man tries to rebuild his life and reconnect with his family after a stretch in prison in this independent drama. Eben Cole (Thomas Hildreth) is a lobster fisherman who lives and works on a small island off the coast of Maine. Eben takes… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 9, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2009
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

A noble entry into the real world of timeless and truly independent American cinema.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

This simple, classic story is enlivened with well-described characters and credible emotions that make us empathize with the motives and decision of all the characters.

Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Islander is a well crafted film that has a lot of heart and soul.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Unfortunately, the storyfollows too uninvolving a course to make the movie as powerful as it could have been. But that shouldn't stop audiences drawing satisfaction from its textures.

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Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The simple images and unobtrusive style have an authenticity that overcomes the rougher performances and folksy fringes of the drama...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... a moving old-fashioned drama and a throwback to how indies first blossomed a generation or so ago.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

A small, plaintive, modestly made film about how one bad decision can wreck a life.

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Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The Islander places its generic, troubled-guy plot within a small lobstering community on an island off the coast of Maine.

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