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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A borrowed idea -- hello, "Blade Runner," hi there, "Matrix" -- but an idea nonetheless. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie is more about how many things Michael Bay can smash up -- lots. That might not be a talent most people respect, but it gets through to people anyway, and here Bay does it exceptionally well. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This frenzied fiesta of firepower is about cloning people for spare parts, but the movie is a clone itself. Possessing no new ideas, it reworks and borrows from such films as "Blade Runner," "The Matrix" and "Logan's Run." show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Comes on like an overproduced coma, and leaves you comatose by the end. In between are 127 minutes of intermittent chaos that feel like a lifetime. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The Island could be read as a metaphor for societal ills (commercialization, conformity, pharmaceutical overkill) if it weren't so shamelessly dumb. And dumb it is. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It's got a hot premise, some cool sets, attractive stars and action that lets up only when it thinks you're about to surrender. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Starts off an aggressively derivative sci-fi thriller, then morphs into an above-average chase melodrama. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The Island runs 136 minutes, but that's not long for a double feature. The first half of Michael Bay's new film is a spare, creepy science fiction parable, and then it shifts into a high-tech action picture. Both halves work. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    Bay's best film since "The Rock." show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Bay's movie couldn't be more timely; whatever you think about this subject, you might admire his attempt to come to grips with it in a summer blockbuster. show more

  • October 17, 2011 val
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    Fast paced action packed thriller with a twist on the old movie Logan\'s Run. These are not people, these are products, clones, so that thier rich counter parts can live forever. Sean Bean plays his usual part and does it very well. I watched it twice and wil propably watch it again before I send the DVD back. Hold onto your chair cause this one can blow you away with it\'s high speed chases shoot em up and so forth. Not to mention the innocents of just not knowing. This action movie actually has a bit of a plot and it works. Michael Bay is a master at this kind of movie.

  • December 13, 2009 Ms loralilee
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    Pretty good film. It was kind of weird but, pretty good. I'm going to buy it for my brother for Christmas.

  • January 01, 2009 Vinny boat
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    it was a good movie. it jus wasnt wat i expected i thought it would be better........ but it was okayy

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