The Island

The Island

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Average of 5782 ratings: 3.4 Stars

2005 M Contains violence and offensive language.

They don't want you to know what you are.

Lincoln Six-Echo (Ewan McGregor) is a resident of a seemingly utopian but contained facility in the mid-21st century. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to “The Island” – reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the planet – until he makes a terrible discovery that everything about his existence is a lie and that he is actually more valuable dead than alive. He and all the other inhabitants of the facility are actually human clones whose only purpose is to provide “spare parts” for their original human counterparts.

Together with a beautiful resident named Jordan Two-Delta (Scarlett Johansson), Lincoln makes a daring escape to the outside world he has never known. Now, with the forces of the institute that once housed them relentlessly hunting them down, led by head of security, Laurent (Djimon Hounsou), Lincoln and Jordan engage in a desperate race for their lives.

The cast also includes Steve Buscemi as McCord, a man who befriends Lincoln despite working for the institute, and Michael Clarke Duncan as Starkweather, another resident selected to go to “The Island”.

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136 minutes
Warner Brothers

DVD details

Screen Format
2.35:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English, English for the Hearing Impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.40:1
English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; English 2.0 Audio Descriptive

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4 by Tanya_Al

Yeah this turned out to be a good flick. I wasn't sure, based on comments from others... but we both really enjoyed it.

2 by Darth Vadertron

Didnt enjoy it really. It was technically quite a good piece of film making, but I couldnt get into the story

2 Stars

4 by M&M

Really Enjoyed it. Something different. I enjoyed the mind games.

1 by Lisah79

Didn't really enjoy this movie. Action was okay, but didn't work for me. A typical clone flick and Ewan McGregor is just annoying.

4 by EziWriter

A fun movie that makes you wonder if it's really a near-future version of New Zealand? And a very young ScarJo in a vacuum-formed tracksuit for most of the movie? What's not to like?

4 by Tubbs

The first hour is pure sci - fi and better than the second when the action gradually takes over but in its own right it is impressive. Buscemi steals his scenes.

2 by Barbidoll

Um-a bit too long, bit unbelievable, I like Ewan McGregor, but think he was wasted on this. A bit of a chic-flit-too many impossibly skinny blondes!!

2.5 by hippiechic

i don't usually see films like this - so maybe it's a hackneyed plot? but anyways - it was an interesting concept. Ewan McGregor got to play with flash toys, characters all impossibly good looking... Read more

3.5 by Movie_Man5567

i love this movie its has a great story and a good action

4 by BlonD

I enjoyed this, didn't take too much brain power but was interesting enough to hold my attention.