Islands in the Stream (1977) - Rotten Tomatoes

Islands in the Stream1977

Islands in the Stream (1977)

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Ernest Hemingway's novel inspired this tale about an American artist living with his family on the island of Bimini in the years before the Second World War.

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Cast

George C. Scott
as Thomas Hudson
Gilbert Roland
as Capt. Ralph
Charles Lampkin
as Constable
Hildy Brooks
as Helga Ziegner
Walter Friedel
as Herr Ziegner
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Critic Reviews for Islands in the Stream

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Islands in the Stream is a big, strong, old-fashioned movie about that threatened species, the Hemingway Hero.

July 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Islands in the Stream is best when it centers on people instead of plot. The film is blessed with a marvelously literate script (by Denne Bart Petitclerc), and fine actors who bring that script to life.

April 21, 2021 | Full Review…

This semiautobiographical unfinished novel of Papa's, put together by his widow, is the best screen adaptation of any of the Hemingway works.

October 23, 2019 | Full Review…

This is a key film in order to understand [Ernest] Hemingway, although not to enjoy his work, which is better represented in other films. [Full Review in Spanish]

July 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Uneven, but fascinating version of the Hemmingway novel with strong performances.

May 23, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Explores the anxieties and sorrow of an aging man who's trying to come to terms with his loneliness.

January 23, 2004 | Full Review…

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