The Island – Filtered

Theatrical Release: July 22, 2005
DVD Release: December 13, 2005
The Island – Filtered


In this futuristic action thriller, the Island is portrayed as a Garden-of-Eden-like planet where the inhabitants of earth are selected to go and repopulate. A catastrophic contamination on earth has spared only a handful of humans who are now living in a sterile, protected environment. Lincoln Six-Echo (Ewan McGregor) and Jordan Two-Delta (Scarlett Johansson) are two of the residents of this carefully controlled, seemingly Utopian waiting facility. One worker (Steve Buscemi) at the institute befriends Lincoln. People are carefully monitored for optimum health and wellness to insure their greatest success for survival once they are randomly selected to go to the Island. But everything is not what it seems. Lincoln begins to question much of what is going on in their ordered community. He explores the facility and discovers the true purpose of the inhabitants’ existence.

Dove Review

In reviewing this film I found that the violence was too great to make it family friendly. There were many fights and graphic shootings. The film kept my attention but left a lot of questions unanswered, like how do these clones know as much as they do and have the knowledge they have if they are only supposed to have the mental capacity of a young child? The violence prevents us from awarding this our Dove- approved seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing
Language: None
Violence: Man pushed into water and attacked by a mutant and almost drowned, micro bugs crawl into man's eye, woman killed through an iv, man runs through glass wall, man shot with tranquilizer gun, man hit in head with wrench, man shot, truck hits a police car and the car explodes, shoot out, car accidents involving cars flipping over, man hit with Iron bar, man runs into sign, explosion, man flying through glass, man shot in neck, man shot, man shot in neck with tranquilizer gun.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: DreamWorks
Director: Michael Bay
Producer: Michael Bay
Genre: Action
Runtime: 127 min.
Reviewer: Debbie Satala