88 mins
5.8 / 10 (641)
33

Synopsis

Convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, Carmen is sentenced to life imprisonment on Terminal Island: a place without guards or laws, a defacto anarchic society. As violence mounts, Carmen finds herself leading the island’s underground resistance, planning to overthrow the leader’s reign of terror.

MUBI's take

Director Stephanie Rothman injects subversive politics into sleazy 1970s exploitation with the wild, weird Terminal Island: a wily feminist allegory. And if you want another great reason to watch, it features future Magnum, P.I. stars Tom Selleck and Roger E. Mosley!