Reviews Film

The Island

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:521
  1. Jason O'Neale Roach (, clinical editor
  1. BMJ Clinical Evidence, BMJ Knowledge

    Directed by Michael Bay. On general release.

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    One of the most intriguing and emotive debates of our time is about human reproductive cloning. Ever since Ira Levin's 1976 thriller The Boys from Brazil, fascination with carbon copies of human beings has permeated both fiction and journalism. It has also preoccupied a minority of renegade scientists bent on offering human cloning as a reproductive option, despite widely acknowledged safety concerns.

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    Double act: Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor as clones

    This fascination continues with the release of Michael Bay's latest film, …

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