Treasure Island (1950)

"OK"

Treasure Island (1950) Review


Yo ho ho and a bottle of old school Disney!

When you think of Long John Silver, Robert Newton immediately jumps to mind -- not just the winking scowl, but that crackling har har har mates! voice, too.

Pity then that the only reason this kid-friendly Island is truly memorable is Newton. The story is short and mishandled -- it takes 30 minutes to get our heroes on the boat in search of the famous buried treasure. Once Silver goads the crew to mutiny, the battle between old Captain Smollett (Basil Sydney) and the mutinous crew is reminiscent of your childhood cowboys & Indians battles. Worst is Bobby Driscoll's Jim Hawkins, an annoying brat that you wish would snuff it. I was rooting for Long John Silver!

But at 31, I'm a bit of a crusty old geezer. This is a movie for kids who want to ride along with Jim. They won't envy his hairdo, but they'll dig the fact that he gets to strap on a musket.



Facts and Figures

Genre: Action/Adventure

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:


Contactmusic


Links



Advertisement

New Movies

She's Funny That Way Movie Review

She's Funny That Way Movie Review

Wacky enough to make us smile but never laugh out loud, this screwball comedy harks...

Everly Movie Review

Everly Movie Review

A relentless onslaught of violent action, this movie is notable mainly because there's a woman...

Slow West Movie Review

Slow West Movie Review

First-time feature filmmaker John Maclean takes a strikingly original approach to the Western, creating a...

Mr. Holmes Movie Review

Mr. Holmes Movie Review

Despite this being a film about Sherlock Holmes, the fact that it's not much of...

Advertisement
Entourage Movie Review

Entourage Movie Review

Both shameless and shamelessly entertaining, this relentlessly boyish movie carries on exactly as the TV...

Secret Cinema presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Review

Secret Cinema presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Review

Secret Cinema's Star Wars event is a mind-blowing experience of a lifetime for any Star...

The Look of Silence Movie Review

The Look of Silence Movie Review

After his award-winning 2013 documentary The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer is back with a...

Jurassic World Movie Review

Jurassic World Movie Review

With studios afraid of anything new or original, it's not surprising that the dinosaurs are...

Advertisement