General Information

Glossary: F
Released Year: 2020
Runtime: 109 minutes
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Directors: Jeff Wadlow
Writers: Jeff Wadlow, Christopher Roach, Jillian Jacobs
Casts: Michael Peña, Kim Coates, Mike Vogel, Portia Doubleday, Michael Rooker, Maggie Q, Austin Stowell, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Lucy Hale, Ryan Hansen, Goran D. Kleut, Jimmy O. Yang, Tim Wong, Charlotte McKinney, Steven A. Davis, Evan Evagora, Joshua Diaz, Ian Roberts, Renée Murden, Tane Williams-Accra, Mark Weinhandl, Jeriya Benn, Nick Slater, Edmund Lembke-Hogan
IMDB: Fantasy Island (2020)

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 4.8

Reviews

42
The A.V. Club - A.A. Dowd
Thriller framework aside, Fantasy Island probably works best as a comedy. At least when it’s not trying to be one.
42
Original-Cin - Jim Slotek
Suffice to say, this is all getting explained when scary things could actually be happening. My “FUN-tasy” throughout was that the credits would roll.
40
IGN - Jim Vejvoda
Blumhouse’s theatrical adaptation of the TV classic Fantasy Island never quite works as a horror film, a comedy, or a melodrama despite its attempts at being all three. It works marginally better as a mystery but by that point, you’re not as invested in the story’s outcome or its generic protagonists to muster much of a reaction.
30
TheWrap - Alonso Duralde
If this new movie — referred to in some circles as Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island — were a pilot for a TV reboot, it would come off as overwrought and underwritten but still possibly on the right track for a revived anthology series. As a movie, those flaws are magnified to the size of the silver screen, and its contrivances and coincidences come off as even less convincing.
30
The New York Times - Glenn Kenny
This is all interesting from a pro-am cinema semiotics perspective, but none of it is in the least bit scary. This, really, is what happens when you take all the wrong lessons out of film school.

Fantasy Island (2020)



A group of contest winners arrive at an island hotel to live out their dreams, only to find themselves trapped in nightmare scenarios.