Mysterious Island
Mysterious Island (1961)

Filmed at least nine times over the last nine decades, Jules Verne's Mysterious Island received its most popular picturization in the hands of producer Charles Schneer, director Cy Endfield and special-effects maestro Ray Harryhausen.… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 1, 1961
DVD Release Date: October 28, 2002
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Allows Ray Harryhausen to showcase some superb stop-motion animation effects and the great Bernard Herrmann (Citizen Kane, Psycho, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad) to add another smashing score to his resume.

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Mark Bourne

Joan Greenwood's regally unflappable Lady Mary Fairchild proves again ... that her voice distills Victoria's Empire to the creamy consistency of warm butterscotch pudding.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A peppy film, helped along considerably by the inherent eye candy that comes along with setting a film in the Pacific... Harryhausen at his best.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Still fun, but dated special effects.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Watchable only because of the terrific stop-motion animation of Ray Harryhausen.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Harryhausen's special effects plus a Hermmann score, unbeatable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Pretty cool adventure yarn as Union soldiers escape from a Confederate prison only to wind up on a Pacific island filled with oversized beasts, ala Ray… More
Cassandra Maples
Mysterious Island is one of Ray Harryhausen's best movies. The stop-motion monsters in this movie are magnificent, especially the giant bees in the… More
Phil Hubbs
More high seas high jinx from Jules Verne with this sequel of two previous seabound adventures. Unfortunately this film isn't really too accurate with the… More
Ken Stachnik
A shipwrecked crew? Giant Crabs and Bees? Captain Nemo? Count me in!
Michael Edwards
good cheesy Harryhousen fun. My only gripe is that it has very little of Harryhousens stop motion skills in it, probably 16 minutes of stop motion in the whole… More
Steve K
Classic Harryhausen effects.