Kid reviews for The Island

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Common Sense says

age 14+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 15 reviews

age 12+

The Island SPOILER ALERT

This is a good movie! It has an interesting twist, although it can be disturbing. Clones are created as insurance for their sponsor. If the sponsor is ever in need of another part, the clones are killed (though they think they're going to "The Island"). There is some gore and the f word. There is a scene where one of the characters talks about Santa Clause not being real. The main characters kiss but they don't really know how because they've never done it before. I didn't watch that whole scene, so check other reviews for that. Overall, good movie!
age 12+

A movie that raises interesting questions and thoughtful concepts, both of which are unfortunately diluted by senseless action (Mild Spoilers)

The Island is a 2005 film, directed by Michael Bay and starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlet Johansson. Like so many other modern-day action movies, it raises some truly thought-provoking moral question, like: should clones have the same human rights as actual people? Do clones even count as people? but it is let down by a poor third act, and an over-reliance on pointless action and special effects. The story would have been genuinely intriguing if it had of been told without the excessive CGI and action content, but for now it is just a sore rehash of superior films, like THX 1138, Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and pretty much any other film that deals with themes of ethics, consciousness, and what it means to be human.
age 14+

Good

It's a good movie but could be disturbing for under 14s

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Too much violence
age 13+

Kind of blew my mind a little bit

Semi-futuristic film about cloning. ~~~~~ The good: This, for me, was the kind of movie that's mostly pretty fun to watch, but that also makes me think a lot. It brings up ideas about humanity and stuff like that. Intense and deep and eerie and WOW. I really liked it. I can compare it a lot to Neal Shusterman's "Unwind," and Ayn Rand's "Anthem," which are both books that disturbed me, in a kinda good--definitely interesting--way. ~~~~~ The bad: One F-word, one or maybe two S-words--if any other swears I didn't notice because they were likely more minor. References to porn and pre-marital sex. One mild sort-of sex-scene (characters are in underwear but it's close-up so you're mostly just seeing their faces). Some kinda gross views of partially-developed human clones. Fluids and stuff are scooped out of one's mouth to help 'im breathe. Some surgical scenes, notably one where a man wakes up during what may be heart surgery. Lots of violence. Cars blowing up, buildings collapsing partially, that sort of thing. More worthy of note/concern is the injuries the characters get, though. A man gets his hand nailed to a door with a nail gun, and there's lots of gun shots and punching. Someone gets strangled. Oh, and lots of injections, many of them lethal. ~~~~~ Makes me worry, though, 'cause this all seems very plausible. I can totally see us making clones of ourselves in order to harvest their organs to keep us alive.

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Great messages
Too much violence
age 14+

The Island

Great move, some scenes can be more than a little disturbing though.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+

watch it!!

watched at school, great movie.

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Too much violence
age 12+

Surprisingly Good!!

I just finished "The Island" and i must say it was an excellent 2 hours! It starred recognizable actors, that performed EXCELLENTLY!!!! The visual effects were surprisingly good for a 2005 title. There is some disturbing moments that may frighten younger viewers, as well as a few suggestive scenes (there was VERY little nudity). But overall a very good fast paced, action packed movie! If your child loves action/adventure films, and you are confident in their ability to view this film without an issue, then i say go for it!

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Too much violence
Too much sex
age 10+
i have never seen so many brand names in a movie

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Too much consumerism
age 14+

Great movie expierence! Not one to miss!

This is one of the better action-thrillers I've ever seen, everyone should see it! No language, and some scenes that might be disturbing to viewers under 10.
not rated for age