Fantasy Island

Fantasy Island

Fantasy Island

The director of Blumhouse's Truth or Dare turns the popular '80s TV show about a magical island resort into a be-careful-what-you-wish-for horror film. Stars Maggie Q (Divergent), Michael Peña (Ant-Man) and Truth or Dare's Lucy Hale.

2020Rating: M, Horror themes, Violence and coarse language110 minsUSA
Horror

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Fantasy Island / Reviews

The Age

The Age

There's a degree of strain and tedium in the effort to convince us the story ultimately makes sense.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

At least there are some solid unintentional laughs sprinkled among the failed stabs at intentional ones.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

By the time the movie ended, I had a fantasy of my own: A full refund.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The coup de grace is so ludicrous that the whole thing falls in on itself, pulling whatever vestiges of our emotional investment remain down with it.

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CNN

CNN

(The) seed of potential... sails away on a tide of numbing stupidity.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Jeff Wadlow... seems convinced that if he just keeps throwing more inanities into the mix... no one will notice how utterly boring the whole thing truly is.

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Time Out

Time Out

A wooden ensemble, paper-thin frights and dull TV-special looks don’t help matters.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

No matter how low your expectations, it’s hard to forgive a movie about boundless imagination for not having a single new idea.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Fantasy Island is distinctly sub-par filmmaking full of cliches and lacking in real entertainment value.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

In between glances at their watch, a viewer may find themselves pondering why this motion picture exists.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

By its end, Fantasy Island is just another cautionary tale against remakes.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

If crimes against cinema merited prosecution, Blumhouse's Fantasy Island would go directly to death row. The only scary thing about this wussified, fright-free horrorshow is that it wants to spawn sequels. Stop it before it kills again.

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Variety

Variety

[A]lthough by the end, as certain characters are brought back to life and others are turned into "black-eyed zombies," audiences will most likely be wishing they'd bought a ticket to another movie.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

This, really, is what happens when you take all the wrong lessons out of film school.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

If this were the feature-length pilot episode for some cheap reboot on a streaming service - which is what it feels like - a generous viewer might half-heartedly agree to tune in next week and see if things get more interesting.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The movie can only be classified as something truly terrible, escaping any other categorisation that would make it resemble an actual film.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

As in Truth or Dare, there’s a degree of strain and tedium in the effort to convince us the story ultimately makes sense.

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