Harper's Island: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Harper's Island: Season 1 (2009)



Critic Consensus: Grisly horror trumps amateurish dialogue, making Harper's Island a thrill to watch.


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Deadly deeds occur on an isolated island off the coast of Seattle where family and friends gather for a wedding.


Elaine Cassidy
as Abby Mills
Katie Cassidy
as Trish Wellington
Cassandra Sawtell
as Madison Allen
David Lewis
as Richard Allen
Gina Holden
as Shea Allen
Amber Borycki
as Beth Barrington
Ali Liebert
as Nikki Bolton
Sean Rogerson
as Joel Booth
Brandon Jay McLaren
as Danny Brooks
Cameron Richardson
as Chloe Carter
Sarah Smyth
as Lucy Daramour
Dean Chekvala
as J.D. Dunn
Harry Hamlin
as Uncle Marty Dunn
Victor Webster
as Hunter Jennings
Beverley Elliott
as Maggie Krell
C.J. Thomason
as Jimmy Mance
Jim Beaver
as Sheriff Charlie Mills
Ben Cotton
as Shane Pierce
Chris Gauthier
as Malcolm Ross
Anna Mae Routledge
as Kelly Seaver
Matt Barr
as Christopher Sullivan
Adam Campbell
as Cal Vandeusen
Claudette Mink
as Katherine Wellington
Richard Burgi
as Thomas Wellington
Callum Keith Rennie
as John Wakefield
Nicholas Carella
as Deputy Lillis
Alex Ferris
as Young Henry
Ava Hughes
as Young Abby
Ryan Grantham
as Young J.D.
Adrian Hough
as Joseph Dunn
Nadine Wright
as Cheryl Dunn
Kwesi Ameyaw
as FBI Agent Hanson
Barbara Kottmeier
as Agent Ana Perez
Peter Ciuffa
as Man in Seattle
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Critic Reviews for Harper's Island: Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (16)

To prevent piracy, CBS imprinted each TV critic's name on his or her DVDs of Harper's Island. Seeing my name on screen throughout this lame series was the only thing that succeeded in sending shivers up my spine.

February 12, 2014 | Full Review…

What a hoot. What a ridiculous, soap-operatic cutup of a series. But if you can stop giggling long enough, as I managed to - quite a feat, let me tell you - Harper's Island is also hugely enjoyable.

February 12, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Based on tonight's premiere, all [the] subplots give Harper's Island enough dramatic heft to appeal to fans of classic murder mysteries as well as those who simply enjoy great showers of blood.

January 31, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Harper's Island is a perfectly contained one-season epic that blends the aesthetics of similar Aughts TV like Revenge or Pretty Little Liars with the orchestrated mayhem of a classic mystery/slasher.

September 9, 2021 | Full Review…

There are a few decent scares before bedtime, but the plot twists aren't anything to write home about at the start. Style-wise, we're not talking "Twin Peaks" here.

February 14, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's an entertaining enough diversion that may grow more intriguing as other series end their season-long runs next month and viewers become more desperate for fresh entertainment.

January 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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