CutThroat Island

CutThroat Island

Renny Harlin (1995)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This pirate picture from Renny Harlin has all the ingredients to shiver the timbers and also boasts the best treasure map ever seen on screen, yet it has gone down in history as one of the biggest box-office disasters of recent times. Geena Davis and Matthew Modine swagger with suitable bravado, but their performances are sunk by the predictability of the action. The storm, the sea battle, the swordfights and the romance all work like clockwork, so there's little suspense to transform familiar spectacle into edge-of-the-seat excitement. It's polished entertainment, but with a little more imagination it could have been exhilarating.


A tough female pirate enlists the help of an educated slave in finding the three parts of a map leading to buried treasure. However, one of the pieces is in the hands of her cruel uncle, and she also has to find the loot before her crew mutinies or the British Navy catches up with her. Swashbuckling adventure, starring Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella and Maury Chaykin.

Cast & Crew

Morgan Adams Geena Davis
William Shaw Matthew Modine
Dawg Brown Frank Langella
John Reed Maury Chaykin
Ainslee Patrick Malahide
Glasspoole Stan Shaw
Mr Blair Rex Linn
Snelgrave Paul Dillon
Bowen Christopher Masterson
Director Renny Harlin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Guild Film Distribution LtdGuidance: Some violence and swearing.Available on: video and DVD