• Released
  • February 10, 2012
  • PG , 1 hr 34 min
  • Action/Adventure
    IMAX
  • 209 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Sean Anderson and his new stepfather find an island of secrets, strange life forms and gold.

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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie flies by pleasantly, and is then instantly forgettable. Perhaps Jules Verne can explain the science of that.
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The second installment in a likable family franchise, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island makes a nice case to your kids that reading books is...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is transcendently goofy. It isn't a "good" movie in the usual sense (or most senses), but it is jolly and good-natured, and Michael...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a thoroughly family-friendly film, with a subtle message about the importance of father figures. Don't expect anything resembling...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
If there's a book-loving adventuress or adventurer in your house younger than 10, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island provides a lighthearted...
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50

Movieline

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This is a family movie, after all -- but you'll have to sit through some abrasively broad, unfunny exchanges to get there. Dialogue, alas,...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

As the band of adventurers skips from one supersized Survivor-like challenge to the next, one can't help feeling the creative potential of...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
The island locale rings with reggae music regardless of its proximity to Jamaica, and any action sequence is rendered in painfully...
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Even by the unambitious standards of some children's movies and many movies that star Caine, this one has a difficult time making a case...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
For a time, Journey 2 becomes a lost episode of "Lost," then it becomes "King Kong," minus the ape. Then it becomes a ukulele music video...
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Rated PG | For Some Adventure Action and Brief Mild Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Adventure sequel is clunky but has positive role models.
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