CutThroat Island

  • PG
  • Renny Harlin (1995)
  • US
  • 117 min
CutThroat Island
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Swashbuckling action adventure starring Geena Davis and Matthew Modine. Morgan Adams sets sail in search of buried riches from a Spanish galleon when she is bequeathed a third of a treasure map by her father.

Cast and crew

Cast

Morgan Adams
Geena Davis
William Shaw
Matthew Modine
Captain Dawg Brown
Frank Langella
John Reed
Maury Chaykin
Ainslee
Patrick Malahide
Glasspoole
Stan Shaw
Mr Blair
Rex Linn
Snelgrave
Paul Dillon
Bowen
Chris Masterson
Scully
Jimmie F Skaggs

Crew

Director
Renny Harlin

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Guild Film Distribution Ltd
Guidance: 
Some violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama

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