Shutter Island

Shutter Island

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Shutter Island

Filmmaking giant Martin Scorsese's psychological thriller is set in 1954 at Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane on Boston's Shutter Island.

Detectives Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are investigating the mysterious disappearance of one of the patients - a murderess. Doctors refuse them access to records and the detectives start to believe illegal and sinister treatments are being undertaken. As a violent hurricane closes in on the isolated asylum and communication is cut off with the mainland, more criminals disappear, the clues multiply and Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner and even his sanity.

This is the fourth Scorsese and DiCaprio collaboration (after Gangs of New York, The Aviator and The Departed).

2009Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb138 minsUSA
DramaMysteryThriller
Director:
Martin Scorsese ('Mean Streets', 'Taxi Driver', 'Raging Bull', 'The King of Comedy', 'Goodfellas')
Writer:
Laeta Kalogridis
Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprioMark RuffaloBen KingsleyEmily MortimerMichelle WilliamsMax von SydowJackie Earle HaleyPatricia Clarkson
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Even when it's clear Scorsese has decided to employ fakery and allow it to be obvious, it's done with elegance and beauty.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Scorsese in effect forces you to study the threads on the rug he is preparing, with lugubrious deliberateness, to pull out from under you. As the final revelations approach, the stakes diminish precipitously, and the sense that the whole movie has been a strained and pointless contrivance starts to take hold.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

DiCaprio, in his most haunting and emotionally complex performance yet, is the vessel Scorsese uses to lead us through the film’s laby­rinth.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The film's primary effect is on the senses. Everything is brought together into a disturbing foreshadow of dreadful secrets.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Meticulous chiller.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

He movie certainly keeps you in its grip from the opening scene: It's a nerve-twisting, tension-jammed exercise in pure paranoia and possibly Scorsese's most commercial film yet.

0

Sorry to say that this movie is overhyped. I went into it expecting it to be mind-blowing, based upon friend's opinions and critic's reviews, but it didn't live up to the hype for me. Don't get me wrong: I loved it, and I think it is a great movie. But for starters, you can see the ending coming from very, very early on in the movie, so the big reveal is...

4.0
0

Excellent acting by all made for a very good movie, well worth seeing.

4.0
0

Loved this B-movie. Really well directed, good music, great acting. The stormy island is a perfect setting. Will be a little unusual for some multiplex junkies, but I'd recommend.

4.0
0

The music...aghhhh! Then the dialogue arrived which seems to have been written for 10 year olds. After 20 minutes I'd worked out who Di Caprio's character was and from then on I was looking at my watch. Sorry but if flopped big time! Oh - and another additon to The Sixth Sense and The Others genre.

2.0
0

I really enjoyed this movie! It was a bit confusing to start with, but I soon got in to the swing of it. Great story line - a bit sad. Cast was great - special mention to Leo. He played his character superbly!

4.0
0

Scorsese, you did it again. although the end was a bit average, the start to almost finish was FANTASTIC! All in all an A ok, not a A+ ok.

4.0
0

was impressed by the book and the movie does it justice. really impressed by leo.

4.0
0

Fantastic film, easy to follow as long as you relax and just watch. Done in Hitchcock style that isn't seen these days. The twists are slow a magnificent, the films plot reminiscent of a whale surfacing for air, before diving back in the watery depths. Brilliant acting from the entire cast. This is a film of subtleties. You'll be talking about it for days...

5.0
0

I found the movie confusing,the music made it. Ben Kingsley acting was very good,and reminded me of "House of Fog and Sand"The photography was good. I doubt it is very commercial judging by the holding back of the film company in releasing of it. Shutter Island probably be remembered as Martin Scorsese least likeable works.

2.0
0

I loved it, cant wait to see it again. Was not what I was expecting but I was not let down at all!

0
Variety

Variety

press

Even when it's clear Scorsese has decided to employ fakery and allow it to be obvious, it's done with elegance and beauty.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Scorsese in effect forces you to study the threads on the rug he is preparing, with lugubrious deliberateness, to pull out from under you. As the final revelations approach, the stakes diminish precipitously, and the sense that the whole movie has been a strained and pointless contrivance starts to take hold.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

DiCaprio, in his most haunting and emotionally complex performance yet, is the vessel Scorsese uses to lead us through the film’s laby­rinth.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The film's primary effect is on the senses. Everything is brought together into a disturbing foreshadow of dreadful secrets.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Meticulous chiller.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

He movie certainly keeps you in its grip from the opening scene: It's a nerve-twisting, tension-jammed exercise in pure paranoia and possibly Scorsese's most commercial film yet.

0

Sorry to say that this movie is overhyped. I went into it expecting it to be mind-blowing, based upon friend's opinions and critic's reviews, but it didn't live up to the hype for me. Don't get me wrong: I loved it, and I think it is a great movie. But for starters, you can see the ending coming from very, very early on in the movie, so the big reveal is...

4.0
0

Excellent acting by all made for a very good movie, well worth seeing.

4.0
0

Loved this B-movie. Really well directed, good music, great acting. The stormy island is a perfect setting. Will be a little unusual for some multiplex junkies, but I'd recommend.

4.0
0

The music...aghhhh! Then the dialogue arrived which seems to have been written for 10 year olds. After 20 minutes I'd worked out who Di Caprio's character was and from then on I was looking at my watch. Sorry but if flopped big time! Oh - and another additon to The Sixth Sense and The Others genre.

2.0
0

I really enjoyed this movie! It was a bit confusing to start with, but I soon got in to the swing of it. Great story line - a bit sad. Cast was great - special mention to Leo. He played his character superbly!

4.0
0

Scorsese, you did it again. although the end was a bit average, the start to almost finish was FANTASTIC! All in all an A ok, not a A+ ok.

4.0
0

was impressed by the book and the movie does it justice. really impressed by leo.

4.0
0

Fantastic film, easy to follow as long as you relax and just watch. Done in Hitchcock style that isn't seen these days. The twists are slow a magnificent, the films plot reminiscent of a whale surfacing for air, before diving back in the watery depths. Brilliant acting from the entire cast. This is a film of subtleties. You'll be talking about it for days...

5.0
0

I found the movie confusing,the music made it. Ben Kingsley acting was very good,and reminded me of "House of Fog and Sand"The photography was good. I doubt it is very commercial judging by the holding back of the film company in releasing of it. Shutter Island probably be remembered as Martin Scorsese least likeable works.

2.0
0

I loved it, cant wait to see it again. Was not what I was expecting but I was not let down at all!

0