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Stars: Sean Pertwee, Alex Reid, Ben McKay, Stephen Wight, Toby Kebbell, Luke Neal

Director: Michael J Bassett

Moorgate Youth Centre is a harsh institution for extreme young offenders: armed robbers, serial sex offenders, even murderers. Unmercifully bullied by the others in his dorm, one young inmate commits suicide. It's all too much for the governor. 'Get them out of here,' he shouts. 'Get them to The Island.'

Ah, The Island.

Supervised by warder Jed (Pertwee), the miscreants are soon in the wilderness, meeting two girls also under the charge of a warder (Reid)!

Events then take a nastier turn. Hunted down by an assassin with killer dogs, the louts quickly want out (so will you). 'This uninhabited island,' growls one, 'is getting too crowded.'

Alas, the bloodsoaked action that follows is largely inept, the acting rudimentary, and the script laughable. Like the surviving characters, you're glad when it's over.

David Quinlan

UK 2006. UK Distributor: Momentum. Technicolor.
93 minutes. Not widescreen. UK certificate: 15.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 1, Violence/Horror 2, Drugs 0, Swearing 1.

Review date: 10 Aug 2006