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      Lord of the Flies

      R Released Mar 16, 1990 1h 30m Adventure Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      55% Tomatometer 22 Reviews 52% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings In this updated take on William Golding's classic novel, a group of American military schoolboys become marooned on a remote island after a plane crash. While initially cooperative, after the discovery of a "beast," the boys split into two warring camps, one headed by the liberal-minded Ralph (Balthazar Getty), the other by the militaristic Jack (Chris Furrh). Their society begins to descend into violence, and boys soon learn there's a thin line between society and savagery. Read More Read Less

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      Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: 5/5 Feb 9, 2002 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times The symbolism is right up front and unmissable, and the story part -- the events that in theory should cause our throats to tighten and our pulses to quicken -- is pretty lame. Rated: 1.5/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Christie Cronan Common Sense Media Brutally violent, with a dark, overarching theme that may be difficult for kids to process, this adaptation is the scarier, more disturbing cousin of the 1963 film. May 20, 2024 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) The clumsiest film in recent memory... an irritating parody[Full review in Spanish] Nov 30, 2022 Full Review Bruce C. Steele OutWeek Dialogue and actions that resonate in the novel and in the Peter Brook film version here fall lifeless onto the sandy beach. May 20, 2020 Full Review J.C. Maçek III PopMatters 1963's Lord of the Flies was a transcendent experience in accurate filmmaking, 1990's Lord of the Flies is only a movie. Rated: 6/10 May 21, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jerod S The book was meant to dive deep into the psyche of humans and show what happens when all control is lost. The movie is more just a bunch of boys running around til they're rescued. The dark undertones are missing. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/21/24 Full Review emo T jack merridew is pretty lowkey Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/17/24 Full Review Holly It's so hard to adapt when the book is so good Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/11/24 Full Review Rami A I wasn't a fan of book, nor was I fan of this film. Just goes to show how poorly adapted this story was. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 11/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Based on the best-selling book by William Golding The movie features a big collection of child actors whom are giving it their all with the material None of them are huge caliber names but they make the best of a dreaded situation A group of military youths end up getting shipwrecked in the ocean and stumble upon a deserted island with only 1 adult Their rankings are different from one another yet their survival will depend on them working together if they ever get rescued The child actors are really invested, the scenery is breathtaking, and the power struggle really shows when they each become desperate or corrupted by greed and control Some of the music is downright terrifying, too. I never read the book but it is scary how much division can occur being stranded, acting savage, and fighting for power. Tragedy can strike at any time when discipline, lack of control, and losing trust takes over. It’s a mixture of kid and adult themes that’s pretty intense. Not for everyone but the performances by the kids are a dime a dozen. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/16/23 Full Review colin m Boys marooned on an island running around in their underwear. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In this updated take on William Golding's classic novel, a group of American military schoolboys become marooned on a remote island after a plane crash. While initially cooperative, after the discovery of a "beast," the boys split into two warring camps, one headed by the liberal-minded Ralph (Balthazar Getty), the other by the militaristic Jack (Chris Furrh). Their society begins to descend into violence, and boys soon learn there's a thin line between society and savagery.
      Director
      Harry Hook
      Producer
      Ross Milloy, Lewis M. Allen
      Screenwriter
      Jay Presson Allen
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Castle Rock Entertainment
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 16, 1990, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 4, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $12.3M
      Runtime
      1h 30m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Stereo
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