Fantasy Island

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  • Fantasy Island tries to show audiences the dark side of wish fulfillment, but mainly serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of exhuming long-dead franchises.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    By the time this "Fantasy Island" arrives at its gallingly stupid final twist, you'll be dying to go home.
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    Tomris LafflyTime Out
    'This place doesn't suck,' someone observes early on. If only.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    The biggest shock of this new movie re-imagination is that it makes the original seem fresh and smart by comparison.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Contrived and loony, it feels like someone planted about a half-dozen different scripts all over this Fantasy Island.
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    Peter TraversRolling 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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    Peter SobczynskiRogerEbert.com
    The whole thing is completely nonsensical, even by the standards of what one might reasonably expect from a Fantasy Island movie.
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    Matt BrunsonCreative Loafing
    Boss! De pain! De pain!
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    Jason ShawhanNashville Scene
    This film is such a haphazard stack of nested fantasies it could be a Cinemax After Dark film if it took any joy in anything.
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    Kevin A. RansonMovieCrypt.com
    Like two mashed-up scripts hijacked by a worse third, the setting and mystical trappings of the classic show exist herein, but those can't overcome a lack of cohesion and the loftiest sin of remakes: disregarding the source material.
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    Kiko VegaEspinof
    I will always defend as much as possible this impossible but amazing mix of 'Lost' (the series) and 'First Dates' (the program), a delirious idiot comedy with the scent of the best worst genre of the 90s. [Full Review in Spanish]
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