Cutthroat Island (1995) (Rated: PG-13)

Updated [an error occurred while processing this directive]


Geena Davis and Matthew Modine deliver a tidal wave of nonstop action and adventure in this swashbuckling saga of ruthless pirates, buried treasure and bloodthirsty betrayal.

DVD Features...

Scene Access, Trailers, Production Notes, Closed Captioned

My Review...

Other than rating the movie on a 5-star basis, I don't usually put in my own two cents, but this movie sucked so bad I have to speak up. Two glaring things made what could have been a decent and fun movie not worth paying to watch, even to rent.

First, the special effects, while being pretty spectacular to look at, were often totally at odds with what one would expect to happen in real life. For example, a woman trying to cross a crowded room is not faster than a galloping team of horses pulling a carraige. If this type of thing were the only problem with the movie, I probably could have gotten over it and really enjoyed the movie anyway, but there was one other thing that really stood out about the film.

Geena Davis' acting was abhorent. All too often, she came across as if she was reading her lines from a teleprompter or something. On top of that, she spent most of the movie wheezing for breath. It was especially sad because all the other actors did a pretty good job of actually acting.

In addition to the two problems I had with the actual film, the DVD is pretty worthless. I actually liked how the menus were set up, and I liked how the cast and crew biographies were presented, but those were the only redeeming qualities of the DVD. All it has on it is the two aspect ratios of the movie, some trailers, and cast and crew biographies.


Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella, Maury Chaykin, Patrick Malahide, Stan Shaw, Rex Linn, Paul Dillon, Chris Masterson, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Harris Yulin, Carl Chase, Peter Geeves, Angus Wright, Ken Bones, Mary Pegler, Mary Peach, Lucinda Aurel, Thomas Lockyer, Roger Booth, George Murcell, Simon Atherton, Dickey Beer, Christopher Halliday, Chris Johnston, Richard Leaf, Tam White, Shayna the Monkey , Rupert Vansittart, Nick Bartlett, David Bailie, Kwame Kwei-Armah, RamonChris Tikaram, Chris Adamson, Thor , Finster , Renny Harlin

Directed By...

Renny Harlin

See Also...

Cutthroat Island

Technical Details...
Running Time:
118 mins
Release Date:
Picture Format:
Widescreen, Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Soundtrack Languages:
English: DD 5.1, French: DD 2

Artisan Entertainment, Carolco/Force Productions
English, French, Spanish

Cutthroat Island Cutthroat Island


DVD Features:

Collection no. 115

Click here to buy
this DVD at Amazon

(if you, for some bizarre reason, still want to after reading my review)

Previous (/Movies/CollateralDamage.html)Next (/Movies/Daredevil.html)