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Thursday, 28 July 2016

CUTTHROAT ISLAND [1995]

Director Renny Harlin's action/adventure CutThroat Island will go down in history as one of the biggest box office flops of all time.
Geena Davis is spotty at best as a pirate captain who races against her nasty old uncle (fabulously played by Frank Langella) to retrieve a vast amount of hidden treasure.
Davis' and Matthew Modine's chemistry is no where to be found, making for some painfully empty moments which can also be the fault of the equally hollow character writing.  However it's the swashbuckling adventure we're here for and it delivers in spades.  It's everything you'd expect from a pirate film (minus a parrot) but doesn't offer anymore substance to make up for it's overly long running time.

2½ maps on a scalp out of 5

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