Lincoln Six-Echo (McGregor) and Jordan Two-Delta (Johansson) are among the hundreds of residents of a high security facility in the mid-21st century. Everything about their day-to-day lives is monitored, seemingly for their own good. The only way out is to be chosen to go to the "The Island" the last spot in the world left uncontaminated by an ecological disaster that took the lives of everyone else on the planet.
Plagued by unexplained nightmares, Lincoln is restless and begins to question the restrictions placed on his life. But he is unprepared for the truth when he discovers that everything about his existence is a lie, that The Island is a cruel hoax, and that everyone he knows is actually more valuable dead than alive.
After his discovery, Lincoln and Jordan decide to escape to the outside world they've never known. Now, with the forces of the facility relentlessly hunting them down, Lincoln and Jordan have only one mission: to live.
What the critics are saying:
"Bay is too literal-minded, his idea of entertainment too "Crash! Bang! Boom!" to give himself over to the loopiness lurking beneath the surface of this movie."- Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com"The first half of Michael Bay's new film is a spare, creepy science fiction parable, and then it shifts into a high-tech action picture. Both halves work. Whether they work together is a good question."- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times"In his latest exercise in sensory overkill, producer-helmer Michael Bay takes on the weighty moral conundrums of human cloning, resolving them in a storm of bullets, car chases and more explosions than you can shake a syringe at."- Justin Chang, Variety
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